Jeremy Calvar’s latest single, “Lightfoot Sunflower,” is a triumphant continuation of his recent return to the music scene after his years of hiatus — established across two EPs from the last three years, Calvar is seemingly throwing the rock gauntlet down and declaring that he’s still only just getting started. The new single is a rambunctious rock track that feels deeply inspired by the alt-rock scene of the early 2000s, with some Bowling For Soup and Papa Roach flourishes. The instrumentation relies on a catchy guitar riff and an impressive vocal performance by Calvar. The track runs a brisk three minutes in length, and its catchy nature makes for easy repeat listens.


From the opening notes, “Lightfoot Sunflower” is a head-bobbing, foot-tapping rocker that demands attention. The guitar riff is instantly memorable and carries the song throughout its duration. The drums and bass provide a solid backbone that adds a powerful foundation for the track. Calvar’s vocals are front and center, with his strong voice delivering a passionate performance that showcases his range and emotion.

The lyrics of “Lightfoot Sunflower” are poetic and reflective, showcasing Calvar’s growth as a songwriter. Calvar’s lyrics are personal and heartfelt, and the emotional weight of the song is conveyed through his delivery, but even if listeners aren’t looking for a song that brings out emotion, the track is a rocking banger through and through.

One of the strengths of “Lightfoot Sunflower” is its unbridled catchiness. The chorus is a singalong anthem that is sure to get stuck in your head. The song has a radio-friendly quality that could easily find its way onto alternative rock stations, and the nostalgic production and structure give way to a type of rock track that just isn’t made anymore. The production is slick and polished, with a balanced mix that allows each instrument to shine. The track’s energy and enthusiasm are infectious, and it’s hard not to be swept up in the excitement of the song.

“Lightfoot Sunflower” is a feel-good track that delivers a positive message without feeling preachy or contrived. It’s clear that Calvar is having fun making music again, and that joy is palpable in every note of the song. While “Lightfoot Sunflower” is undeniably a rock track, it also shows Calvar’s versatility as a musician. The song has elements of pop-punk and emo that add a fresh twist to the genre. Calvar’s unique style and influences shine through, making “Lightfoot Sunflower” stand out from other rock tracks on the radio.

“Lightfoot Sunflower” is a strong single that marks an exciting new chapter in Jeremy Calvar’s musical career. The song is catchy, emotional, and expertly crafted. It’s clear that Calvar has poured his heart and soul into this track, and it shows. The single is a promising indication of what’s to come from Calvar, and fans of alt-rock and emo are sure to be pleased. “Lightfoot Sunflower” is a standout track that cements Calvar’s place in the rock scene and leaves listeners new and old eagerly anticipating what comes next.

Garth Thomas