Yves Jarvis AKA: Jean-Sebastian Audet, and previously Un Blonde. On the former, Jarvis says “Now I’m at a place where I feel like when I hear it, I don’t like it because I don’t identify with it at all,” he continues. “I knew I needed something that I could identify with.” Yves is Audet’s middle name, while Jarvis is his mother’s last name.
Yves Jarvis’ new album The Same But By Different Means, will be available March 1st on ANTI- Records and Flemish Eye Records in Canada. Directed by Colin Medley, watch the video for the first new track “Fruits of Disillusion.” Filmed at the Tree Museum in Gravenhurst, Ontario it was shot on 16 mm film and in slow motion so that the area’s natural light and Yves’ fluid movements could be gracefully captured.
“Blue is more so the colour that I think is imposed on me,” he remarks quietly. “Where the last record was the joy of the morning, and optimism, this record is the pain of the night before sleep. I find it so painful before sleep, and this midnight blue is what this whole world is. The night is just completely imposed and weighing so heavily and this is a much more difficult realm to walk around in, texturally.”
These same qualities are present across The Same But By Different Means, a record that builds a delightful, imaginative framework from which to explore what it means to be Yves Jarvis. 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.