Today, 17-year-old New York-based artist Sky Katz dropped the official video for the new single, “Why Did You Call?”
A beautifully shot visual brimming with poignancy, heartache and biting emotion, Sky delivers its strongest video yet in a lush exposition of the intricacies of young love portrayed as a stunning short.
Detailing the concept behind the video, the treatment of which she wrote and self-directed, Sky notes:
“I had been waiting for so long to do a short film/music video. I didn’t feel like I had the right song for it yet. Once my song ‘Why Did You Call?’ came out, I realized this would be the perfect song to fulfill my vision. I had in mind exactly what I wanted the video to be and sound like. I created a treatment, secured the locations and the talent at the both behind and in front of the camera, including Savannah LaRain who co-stars with me in our Netflix series Surviving Summer. We play love interests in my film, which I’m so excited to share with my fans. The inspiration behind this video is for people to see a story normalizing young and gay love because it is so much rarer to see than the usual straight stories. Whether you relate on a personal level or just see how point a homosexual relationship is normal and healthy, I find it extremely important to represent and show a relationship like this, especially knowing that a large part of my population is made up of young children. happy with how the video turned out, and i think/hope everyone will love it.
Released earlier this summer, “Why Did You Call?” is the latest single in a string of 2022 releases that sets the bar high for the budding singer-songwriter. With precocious insight, Sky writes deep songs, bravely dissecting the complexities of relationships with deeply personal vulnerability.
A dual-threat talent whose work spans both music and television, Sky Katz has firmly established herself as a rising star. Sky recently landed the lead role of Summer Torres in the Netflix series, Surviving Summer, which debuted in the summer of 2022.
Sky first burst into the spotlight as a contestant on season 11 of America’s Got Talent, wowing judges and audiences alike with her confident approach to rapping and freestyling. Continuing in a hip-hop way, Sky launched his recording career with tracks like “Like This” feat. Lil Tjay, “Crushin” and “Fall Back”, where she made her directorial debut behind the camera for her music video.
A born free spirit, Sky now crosses genres seamlessly, blending his inherent love for rap with the edgy grit of melodic pop-punk. Collaborating with artists such as Good Charlotte’s Joel Madden to bring their sonic vision to life, Sky has already garnered attention from outlets including MTV, Elite Daily, Photobook Magazine, Pop Dust and Alternative Press.
Outside of entertainment, Sky has engaged in philanthropic work as a national ambassador for the Sunrise Association, a global organization committed to bringing the joys of childhood back to children with cancer.