Anything Kayle Butler (AKA JVLY) puts out is a win in my book and "swim" is no exception. Released yesterday via the mates at Majestic Casual, the 3 minutes and 13 seconds composition crafted by the Australian artist will melt any concrete walls out there.

"swim" is a beautifully chilled r&b / soul blend for anyone who appreciates the art of acts like Jungle, LEISURE, or Daniel Caesar... with a splash of Kaytranada in the mix.

As he reveals below, Kayle enjoys the contrast between a futile situation and a sound that makes you feel good, and that was the general inspiration for this song...

"I like the irony of contrasting a kind of futile situation with a sound that makes you feel good. Kevin Parker (Tame Impala)is good at that. If you relate to the story, and the song takes you to a place that’s spirited, it might give you a bit of solace, or at least a sense that you’re not alone in the gloom. All the soul, funk, and house at the afterparty is the influence sonically, I love a lot of that stuff. The chord progressions, the movement, the sounds.

I find that if I notice I’m thinking about something a lot over a period of a few days, it’s probably worth trying to carve those thoughts into a couple of lines. It might not amount to much sometimes, but at least it might help make sense of the jumble that is often trying to tell you something. That’s where swim comes from, a blurting of that mess, that’s why the lines are really just blunt statements. So, I guess the essence of it is vice, whatever or even whoever that is for you."

posted by Ivo
November 2022