Yves Jarvis’s new song “That Don’t Make It So” starts to life with a stuttering bass groove, cheeky keys and layered, slightly staggered vocal harmonies.
“Society has set that tone but that don’t make it so / Despite how it appears to you, that don’t make it true.” These are the only words in the song - it runs less than two minutes yet still manages to burst with beautiful horn melodies, mirrored by Jarvis’s voice and laced with record scratches.
The song’s video shows Jarvis in an urban setting as the camera makes quick cuts between him in a mall parking lot and behind a green screen as he playfully glances at the camera. Directed by Colin Medley, watch it HERE.
To be released on March 1, the upcoming album The Same But By Different Means by Montreal musician Jean-Sebestian Audet aka Yves Jarvis continues to create music that is at once warm, haunting, and unfamiliar while remaining singularly inviting and kind—a mélange that reflects both comfort and its counterpart. His 2017 LP Good Will Come To You was celebrated universally for those things that make Audet’s work compelling: careful folk noir, tender R&B flourishes, pillowy vocal beds that somehow seem to neither begin nor end, and a punkish ambivalence towards saccharine melodics that traditionally dominate the previous three structures.
Songs on the record range from 14 seconds long to over eight minutes. The record’s title is itself a step further: with each new project, Audet adds a word to the title. “This year is my transition into Yves Jarvis where I’m not only widening the scope, but deepening the picture altogether.”
Audet will begin a run of spring North American tour dates with fellow Montreal solo artist Homeshake on March 21 at Montreal’s MTELUS. Other cities include Brooklyn, New York, Washington DC and Chicago, IL. All upcoming tour dates are listed below.
3/21 - Montreal, QC - MTELUS
3/22 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
3/23 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
3/24 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
3/25 - Raleigh, NC - Cat's Cradle
3/26 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
3/27 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
3/29 - Chicago, IL – Metro
3/30 - Detroit, MI - El Club
3/31 - Toronto, ON – Phoenix