Shortly after giving us the first glimpse of his upcoming second ep with ‘tacenda’, Australian artist JVLY continues to go from strength to strength with his new single ‘me&her’, which sees him teaming up with Swiss producer DRKTMS for his masterful co-production skills.
‘me&her’ was incepted by JVLY as the result of purchasing a brand-new analogue synthesizer, which as a result of learning and testing new sounds proved as a masterstroke to sparking new creative waves that became pivotal to the composition of the piece.
“I had just pretty much cut my arm off to get this amazing analogue synth and was fiddling with it when I came up with these sounds and this chord progression. Honestly, I wasn’t really trying to write a song at the time as I was just learning the ins and outs of designing sounds on this thing, and that’s when I hatched that pulsing synth that runs throughout the song.” – JVLY
Centred around crisp and concise beats that ooze throughout the mix, ‘me&her’ injects a smoothness into the mellowed atmosphere courtesy of the charismatic bass and vibrant synths on offer. These in-turn set the scene for JVLY’s earthy vocal tones which float delicately over the song’s polished production.
“I’ve been listening to a lot of dream-pop lately like Men I Trust so I’m really into rich sounding synths. I sent ‘me&her’ to my friend Luca (DRKTMS) who slowed the whole thing down to a much smoother tempo and added some really nice touches to the song. It was cool collaborating with him on the vocal ideas as well, bouncing ideas back and forth before finding a good blend of our own perspectives.” – JVLY