In the ever-evolving landscape of indie music, where creativity knows no bounds, a new star has emerged, captivating hearts and minds with his haunting voice and universal lyrics. Enter Jeremy Voltz, an indie-soul artist whose journey is as intriguing as his mesmerizing music. At LyricVids, we had the immense pleasure of teaming up with this musical powerhouse to craft a dynamic and exhilarating lyric video for his latest release, “Superhero.”
Hailing from a quaint trucking town nestled between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio, Jeremy Voltz’s story is a tapestry woven with diverse threads. The artist’s path was initially paved with mathematical equations, as he ventured to Toronto, Canada, to finish his Ph.D. in mathematics. However, life’s unexpected twists often lead to the most magical destinations. Burnt out from the academic rigor, Jeremy took a leap of faith into the realm of music and never looked back.
Evoking shades of Jeff Buckley’s soulful passion, Hozier’s depth, and Stevie Wonder’s timeless melodies, Voltz’s voice is a force to be reckoned with. His first full-length album, “Weekender,” produced under the guidance of the illustrious Michael Wojewoda, not only secured the Album of the Year title at the Ontario Folk Music Awards (2022) but also found its way onto national airwaves. The music video for his track “Fall Apart” garnered international acclaim, securing awards at prestigious film festivals.
With his sophomore album “Running Away,” a collaboration with Montreal’s Oliver Charles, Voltz dares to explore uncharted musical territories. Described by the artist as “battle songs for the empathetic,” the album delves into themes of courage in relationships and self-discovery. The album’s fourth single, “Superhero,” exudes a palpable energy, urging listeners to uncover their hidden strengths.
We at LyricVids were thrilled to be part of the “Superhero” journey. When asked about his choice of an animated lyric video, Jeremy’s answer was as simple as it was exciting: “I mean, isn’t it obvious? Nothing says animation like superheroes! I knew immediately I wanted a comic book look, but with a modern twist. I also really love the lyrics of this song and wanted to hi-light them, so a lyric video was a no-brainer.” The idea of fusing a comic book aesthetic with a modern twist resonated deeply with his vision. And so, the collaboration began.
The lyric video for “Superhero” was released on August 9th, and it’s a visual feast for the senses. Custom illustrations depict an enigmatic superhero soaring through the skies, which may or may not resemble Voltz himself, adorned in a caped hoodie and denim jeans. The superhero’s actions mirror the song’s lyrics, showcasing his might as he dashes through the cityscape and delivers one hell of a punch. The visual style draws inspiration from vintage comic books, adorned with bold lines and a striking blue-black color palette. The infusion of 3D elements breathes life into every frame, rendering the scenes dynamic and captivating.
The lyrics themselves take center stage, boldly recounting the superhero’s exploits. As the chorus kicks in, the lyrics zoom through the clouds, intertwining with the superhero’s journey and adding a mesmerizing layer to the video. Jeremy’s favorite moment? He says, “There’s so many good parts, I love all the little attentions to detail. The way the “Superhero” text scrolls behind me while standing on the corner of a building in the chorus, it looks so badass. I also love the little superhero guy flying past Earth on the line “Maybe I am alien royalty” (which is my favourite lyric in the song).“
In the end, Jeremy Voltz’s collaboration with LyricVids to bring “Superhero” to life as a visually stunning lyric video has unveiled a new layer to his artistry. It’s a vivid testament to his ability to seamlessly meld his emotive songwriting with captivating visuals. As fans and enthusiasts of his work, we are honored to have played a role in this musical odyssey, and we can’t wait to see where Jeremy’s journey takes him next – because in the world of music, as in the lyrics of “Superhero,” there are no limits, only untapped potential waiting to be uncovered.
Up next for the singer, his new album “Running Away” is set for release on September 29th, to which he says, the best is yet to come! You can follow Jeremy across all social media and is available tp stream on all music platforms. Don’t forget to sign up for the email list on his website at www.jeremyvoltzmusic.com.
Check out the lyric video for Jeremy Voltz “Superhero” on YouTube here: