JVLY (pronounced JULY) is a project from Australian singer/songwriter/producer Kayle Butler, who makes chilled electro-R&B/Soul music that can be likened to a mix between Omar Apollo, Charlotte Day Wilson and Daniel Caesar.
Over the last few months Kayle has been busy working on a collection of new music which he’ll be sharing with us throughout the year. So far he’s given us two exceptional singles with ‘ambien’ and ‘tacit (featuring Una Mey)’ which have collectively accumulated over 330k streams Spotify alone, and both songs have also received airplay on Triple J’s “Home & Hosed” program.
JVLY is giving us his next single this week titled ‘here’ which features some guest co-writing & co-production from Maxwell Byrne (aka Golden Vessel & 1tbsp), , as well as his live bandmate Tom Urquhart.
‘here’ is an incredibly soothing song with its spacey synths, buoyant beats, nostalgic production and Kayle’s silky smooth vocal sounds, coming together to create what might just be the best song he’s ever written….
“As a songwriter and a producer, I think ’here’ is the most complete song I’ve made so far. When I first started playing this on the night I wrote it, before I had lyrics, to me something about the feeling of it seemed to perfectly capture the mood of that in-between state of one foot moving forward but the other a bit stuck in the mud of nostalgia. The chords and the whole groove just felt so sentimental, but not in a gloomy way, more like just a reflective feeling I think. My friends Max (Golden Vessel / 1tbsp) and Tom (from my live band) came in to add some extra magic which really lifted it too.
I don’t really write lyrics down anymore; I tend to overthink it when I do. I always have my demos with me on the train or walking around the city or wherever, and I have these headphones that almost seem to mute the world, something about just seeing the faces and everything going by while listening seems to help me find what I’m trying to say.” ~ JVLY
Co-Written by Kayle Butler, Maxwell Byrne & Tom Urquhart
Co-Produced by JVLY & Golden Vessel
Mixing by Doug Wright
Mastering by Ryan Schwarbe
Press Photos by Rodrigo Torres & Georgia Connick
Artwork by Kayle Butler