Performed by up and coming pop singer Kate Davis, her version of the classic jazz standard “My Baby Just Cares For Me” gets a poignant and rousing update for the soundtrack to the film Five Feet Apart starring Haley Lu Richards and Cole Sprouse. Lakeshore Records will offer the song as an instant grat track on every album preorder beginning March 1—the deluxe version of the soundtrack, WHICH also includes AN original score by Brian Tyler, is available digitally on March 15. The film is in theaters March 15 via CBS Films and Lionsgate.
The music of multi-instrumentalist and singer Kate Davis has been turning heads in New York’s music scene since 2012. Whether she’s crooning rootsy ballads or plucking bright riffs from her bass, the gutsy songstress from Portland, Oregon, puts a fresh spin on the standards and brings a canonical sensibility to her own lush tracks.
Lauded by MTV as one of 2014’s “15 Fresh Females Who Will Rule Pop,” Kate grew up with an instrument in her arms and a head full of inventive lyrics. Her lifelong training makes for smart, warm pop that’s as musically nuanced as it is addictive. If you put a mid-career Jenny Lewis album in a room with Regina Spektor’s coloring, Joanna Newsom’s lyric poetry, and a dose of Tina Fey’s sharp wit—then added a couple decades of rigorous musical education—Kate Davis might come strolling out.
Vivid, nostalgic melodies materialize out of Kate’s musical arrangements, her songbird voice complimented by a rich rock ‘n’ roll bass-line. Alternating between achingly soulful and flippantly funny, Kate’s songwriting combines ranging sonic textures with an anecdotal knack. Her lyrics are novel and rhapsodic, cutting through the clichés and trivia of pop parlance to deliver something honest and truly perceptive. She’s performed at such illustrious venues as The Kennedy Center, The Bowery Ballroom, Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall—as well as pretty much every noteworthy club in NYC.
Kate became a New York transplant in 2009, when she enrolled at Manhattan School of Music. Since, she’s had the opportunity to collaborate with many of NYC’s finest musicians and artists.