You’re sipping a soda on a warm spring day, watching various modes of life sparkle productively in the distance. You’re inhaling the scent of your neighbor’s freshly mowed lawn mixed with orange tree blossoms. Normally, you would be in your low lit bedroom writing nihilistic poetry, but you’ve just heard a new song, “Louise in the Clouds”, and it has inspired you to brave the bright new day and succumb a little to your fundamental human need for social interaction.
Unfortunately, as you brush away an excited butterfly, you realize that you don’t really know that many people, and become more depressed as you face the fact that it will take more than just stepping outside your door to find like-minded individuals to have fun with.
Artist, guitarist and singer-songwriter, Voys makes you want to make that effort. His delicately sublime music can be a catalyst for a glorious day of intellectual stimulation, as it presents a honeycomb of new possibilities in the seemingly pointless lives of countless individuals.
But music needs to be interpreted by our minds and senses, and each individual mind will decode “Louise in the Clouds” differently. To stimulate a stronger central theme in this music, Voys has worked-in visual imagery in the form of accompanying videos to help unravel the music and lyrics into a sort of storybook form.
During a New Year’s EVE, Voys met a charming young girl named Louise. Her blue eyes expressed both childhood, head in the clouds, and the agitation of someone who is looking for their own way. It’s probably what everyone experienced once in their lifetime, the transition from childhood to adulthood.
This meeting inspired Voys, who imagined the story of “Louise in the Clouds” to create 4 songs made as musical paintings, and published via YouTube. Voys launched the first episode of the story with the title track “Louise in the Clouds” during April 2016, and followed that up with the second episode, “White Roses”. The following 2 episodes will be released in the next few months.
The soundscapes of this song’s introduction are very memorable, thanks mainly to the electric piano notes, which set the scene for the rest of the song. Voys vocals are very distinctive on this song as it moves through different sonic and lyrical horizons. You quickly realize this is not just some sappy, mushy pop-rock song about a girl, as Voys pulls off the trick of spouting out his feelings wholeheartedly, and the listener immediately makes a deep connection to his poetic verbalizing and the gorgeously smooth and multilayered music in the background.
Something about this will really grab you. The visuals obviously add another dimension to the creative proceedings so that you receive a full sensorial experience with Voy’s musical paintings.
MORE ABOUT: Voys, who learnt to play guitar when he was 15, describes himself as a musical painter maybe because one of his first interests used to be drawing. His musical influences are vast. Mainly, he listened to singers from the 60/70’s (Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, David Bowie, John Lennon, Neil Young) but he also listened to soul musical labels (Stax records, Tamla Motown), electro (Kraftwerk, Suicide), punk music (the Clash, the Sex Pistols), rock music (the Rolling Stones, the Stooges) and rap (Public Enemy, Urban Dance Squad).