Founding member and multi-instrumentalist Vance Kortla of alt-folk outfit SCI-FI ROMANCE has combined his Emmy award-winning writing skills with his love of comics in a new animated music video for the debut single, “Voices”, taken from their upcoming October 19 release, “Dreamers & Runaways”.
“I think a lot of things were going on subconsciously that pointed me to the story that artist Mark Landry and I wound up telling“, reveals KORTLA on creating the comic for “Voices”.
“I just started out by going through the lyrics to the song and trying to mentally collect visual images that they evoked, and look at those as pieces to fit together. I wasn’t consciously thinking about the family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border, but as soon as I started getting pages from Mark, I realized that the horror and helplessness I felt watching that whole situation unfold had definitely come through and informed the story we were telling. We actually did print a few copies of the comic. That’s what I filmed for the video. And all downloads of the album from our Bandcamp site come with a digital version of it, as well.”