JVLY’s latest release ‘ambien’ is a soulful indie-dance / future soul track that hits all the right notes. Australian singer and songwriter Kayle Butler, the mastermind behind the JVLY project, has truly outdone himself with this latest offering and grabbed our attention!
JVLY – ambien.
The chilled electro-R&B / Soul music that JVLY is known for is perfectly exemplified in ‘ambien’. The track begins with a slow and mellow introduction, drawing the listener in with its soulful beats and smooth vocal delivery. As the song progresses, Kayle’s voice builds in intensity, delivering emotive lyrics that speak to the heart.
Top notch production that directly reminds me of Tom Misch and Two Another.
The track’s production is top-notch, with a mix of electronic and organic instrumentation that creates a unique and captivating sound. Kayle’s skills as a producer are on full display here, with each element perfectly placed to create a cohesive and polished sound.
‘ambien’ is a testament to JVLY’s talent as a musician and songwriter. The track is reminiscent of Tom Misch’s soulful beats, Two Another’s catchy hooks, Omar Apollo’s emotive lyrics and FKJ’s instrumental wizardry, but JVLY has managed to create a sound that is entirely his own. The song is a perfect blend of indie-dance and soulful R&B, creating a vibe that is both uplifting and melancholic.
JVLY’s own words about the release:
“When I make things, I don’t think I’m ever really hyper-conscious of the intention. I just tend to play or write whatever comes to mind and feels good to me, so it’s sometimes hard to recount what it was that was driving it or inspiring it.
‘ambien’ however came along one day when I was just trying to get these chords and this bass groove down, and I couldn’t get the “I’m up all night” melody line out of my head when I was playing it. Usually when that happens, I just keep at it, and so far, I think I have only completely finished the songs I have put out into the world, I don’t really finish my ideas if at a certain point I don’t think they’ll ever get to a place where they’ll be worth it. That’s probably not so smart either but I can’t do it if I’m not excited about it.
Anyway, that line kind of leaked out and it lent itself to the idea of someone’s presence being like a sedative in a way, and the insomnia that comes without it.” ~ JVLY
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Overall, ‘ambien’ is a stunning track that showcases JVLY’s talent and versatility as a musician. It’s the perfect start to what promises to be an exciting year for the artist, and we can’t wait to hear what else he has in store for us in 2023. This track is a must-listen for anyone looking for soulful, chilled-out vibes that will leave you feeling uplifted and inspired.
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