Yves Jarvis (FKA Un Blonde) Embraces Funk and R&B For New LP

by Maya Fuhr
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Yves Jarvis (born Jean-Sebastien Audet) released Good Will Come To You as Un Blonde in 2016, a remarkable feat of resonant folk that weaved gospel and soul into its sunny, acoustic ballads. So when the Montreal solo artist announced his name change to Yves Jarvis and released the rollicking funk of “Nerve For The Ages,” we were positively shook. It’s deeply funk, body-moving jam that feels frustratingly short at less than two minutes.

Then there’s “That Don’t Make It So,” Yves’ most recent effort, a full-on conjuring of Voodoo-era D’Angelo swag and mystic boom-bappery. The new upbeat and R&B-influenced sound of his new releases are night and day compared to the 2016 LP, but the drastic shift in aesthetics is more than welcome. This new pop-aligned direction, which preserves Yves Jarvis’ penchant for experimentalism, is just the push he needs to make it big.

Yves Jarvis’ new album The Same But By Different Means is out March 1 via ANTI-Records.

Watch the music videos for Yves Jarvis’ “That Don’t Make It So” and “Fruits of Disillusion”.

Stream Good Will Come To You.

Angel E. Fraden

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