Aussie artist JVLY breaks down the never-ending cycle of contradictions in new lo-fi, lush single “aporia,” a meditative R&B piece that makes you wanna chill for hours. Along with the single, JVLY released the video for the single, shot by Rodrigo Badoino and starring his friend Tyra Cartledge. The video has footage that JVLY shot when he was in Japan before the apocalypse happened. Hit play:
On his new single, he shared: “I usually spend most time shaping all the instruments and layers, the writing tends to come further down the track for me. I didn’t write anything down for this one though, I was just playing around on the piano and singing random melodies and it sort of all worked out that way, the vocals you hear are from that first day. I’d say that was the most satisfied I’ve ever been from finishing a song. I would’ve heard it like a hundred times while trying to wrap it up and I’m still not over it, so that’s probably a good sign. I think it mirrors the central idea of the whole EP and it captures the exact feel I wanted for this little album, the uncertainty. I couldn’t think of the right name for it, I was trying way too hard for ages and then I saw ‘aporia’ in a book and I googled it because I liked the word, it means ‘an irresolvable internal contradiction.’ Seems to sum it up perfectly.”
“aporia” is out now via Mammal Sounds Records and is from his upcoming EP, which will be arriving in June.