By Stevie Connor.
Toronto singer-songwriter Jeremy Voltz is sharing the third single from his upcoming album Running Away, due September 29th. The romantic and effortlessly joyous "Sunrise" was inspired by the need to have a real, tangible adventure with the people who are important to us.
This burst of indie soul pop is a vocal forward, deeply catchy invitation to take a deep breath and join him in a sweet escape. Voltz's collaborator Oliver Charles travelled to join Voltz in his studio to record this track, bringing a vacation vibe to this outlier of an approach to the rest of Running Away's tracks made in Montreal.
Reviewing the footage which Voltz shot on his recent trip, "what emerged was just a really honest love story between my wife and I," he explains. "I'm so glad we decided to capture some really nice moments of us just enjoying each other so much. This is Amie's favourite song off the album. We just celebrated our 15th anniversary and this song is a part of that."
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.