JVLY (pronounced “July”) is a project from Australian singer/songwriter/producer Kayle Butler, who has been crafting a unique blend of R&B/Soul music with indie-dance and alternative-pop influences.

Kayle has been busy working on a collection of new music which he’ll be sharing with us throughout the year. He kicked thing off last month with a beautifully soulful treat called ‘ambien’ that has since collected over 40k streams on Spotify alone and received airplay on Triple J’s Home & Hosed program.

JVLY is coming back to use this week with his next offering which is an elegantly soothing single called ’tacit’ (which means: understood or implied without being stated) that features a special guest appearance from Canadian artist Una May, who also featured on his 2018 single ‘milk&honey’.

“tacit’ touches on that strange, unspoken knowing between people. It’s a story of rekindling or reviving something if you look at it directly, but what I found most interesting, and what I was trying to shed light on, is the instance where two humans can have a complete understanding of each other’s thoughts without a single word exchanged. That can’t just be based on history or knowing someone either, because it can happen with strangers, so there’s some sort of inexplicable language that happens with the eyes. It’s wordless but a lot is said and heard.

So that’s what this one talks about, and Una and I really wanted the soundscape to capture the feel of that moment of instant understanding.” ~ JVLY



Una Mey:

Written & Produced by Kayle Butler
Guest vocals by Una Mey
Mixing & Mastering by Jack Prest
Press Photos by Bruno Stefani
Artwork by Kayle Butler