Australian singer/songwriter/producer JVLY (pronounced “July”) 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’, which I still have on high-rotation and I am very excited to be premiering his new single with everyone today.
’tacit’ (which means: understood or implied without being stated) is an elegantly soothing song that just hits all the sweets spots for me. This song features a special guest appearance from Canadian artist Una May, who also featured on his 2018 single ‘milk&honey’ – which is also one of my fave JVLY tracks.
“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