Toronto-Based Jeremy Voltz Shares Powerful and Soaring Indie Soul Single 'Baby This is Worth It'
By Stevie Connor.
Following the gritty pop of “Miracles,” Torontonian Jeremy Voltz’s first release of 2023, he’s back to share “Baby This is Worth It,” a raw and powerful piece of indie soul which finds Voltz reflecting on the difficult place of being in a relationship where one partner has a foot out the door. The song is from his forthcoming album Running Away, out September 29th.
The string-laden production heightens this song’s intensity, juxtaposed with tense acoustic guitar which carries the verses. “We wanted the chorus to feel like an explosion, a raw outpouring of desperation and vulnerability,” explains Voltz of his and co-writer Oliver Charles’ approach.
Burned-out mathematician turned indie-soul artist, Jeremy Voltz’s music is inspired by thinking deeply about the people in his life and what he’d love to have the courage to say to them. Reminiscent of Jeff Buckley, Hozier, and Stevie Wonder, he has a voice that is powerful and haunting, delivering hook-heavy melodies with universal, heartfelt lyrics.
In 2023, Voltz will be releasing his sophomore album, Running Away, a theatrical and hard-hitting exploration of bravery, both within ourselves and our relationships. Running Away is a collaboration with producer/artist, Oliver Charles, and is a blending of two worlds: Voltz’s indie-soul sound and Charles’ impactful, gritty pop production, interlaced with dark harmonies and virtuosic vocals. “We both wanted to create something exciting and almost beyond us, like a soundtrack for an epic action movie that doesn’t exist yet,” says Voltz about the new project. “What we came up with I like to call ‘battle songs for the empathetic.’ Electronic singer-songwriter rock that hits hard yet still feels vulnerable.”
Voltz’s first full-length album, Weekender, produced by multi-JUNO-winning producer Michael Wojewoda, was recently named 2022 Album of the Year at the Ontario Folk Music Awards, in addition to receiving national airplay. The music video for “Fall Apart” has been screened at film festivals internationally and received awards at the Indie Gathering International Film Festival and the Open World Toronto Film Festival.
A signed artist with Hyvetown Music Publishing, Voltz has quickly gained notoriety as a songwriter. His songs have been featured in national commercials as well as in film, television, and radio by companies such as Hallmark, TLC, the NFL, and CBC Radio. Currently featured on Spotify’s Discover Weekly, his award-winning acoustic anthem, “One Day at a Time,” has millions of worldwide listens and inspired an illustrated children’s book.