With his ‘Blue Pill’, JVLY brings you closer to his music than ever before
Sydney producer JVLY begun turning heads back in January of this year with his debut EP, Ache, a dreamy, playful collection of smooth beats and jazz-infused melodies that impressed with its ambition to stand as an immersive, self-contained odyssey of an experience. Now, he’s shared his latest offering, ‘Blue Pill’, which also doubles as the debut release from local imprint Mammal Sounds Records.
Where his debut EP constructed a FLYING LOTUS-inspired playground of slow, cinematic psychedelic electronica, on ‘Blue Pill’ he creates something more insular and intimate, radiating a sort of immediate gentleness that brings you closer to the music than anything he’s written before. JVLY credits the stylistic evolution to the fact that “this year I’ve been going to a lot of live music gigs, and between that and playing my own shows as well, it’s really inspired me to inject more energy into things. I’ve realised the best shows always fluctuate with tempo and feel, and I wanted to make sure I was creating music that does that as well.”
The mid-tempo cut floats along at a buoyant pace as JVLY builds a subtly amorphous beat out of clacking percussion whilst tender synths swell in and out of the mix and SARAI’s smokey, layered vocals caresses you into the nest of the track. On ‘Blue Pill’, JVLY takes his sound in an uplifting, surprising new direction without sacrificing any of his debut EP’s ability to make you want to immerse yourself completely.
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