AVERLY's Debut Single "Patient" Suggests Big Things Ahead for Indie Duo
When you combine multi-instrumentalist Jon Class’ complex, expert production with artist Jonny Carroll’s emotive, impassioned songwriting, you get something really special — you get AVERLY. Based in Indianapolis, the duo released their first single “Patient” earlier this month. It’s a dynamic debut suggesting the guys have been at this for ages, when in fact their collaboration is brand new, having merged their talents just recently. The caliber of “Patient”’s production style would have you fooled. This is the kind of addictive single you swear you could have heard on the radio just last week, sitting pretty on top charts. If AVERLY is lucky — and we hope they are — they could very well get there soon.
We asked the guys to tell us a little about the formation of AVERLY and the inspiration behind “Patient.” You can hear them tell us all about the track below.
“Patient” begins with the blooming crescendo of synth twinkles bursting quickly until it explodes, making way for tender keys and the clack of percussion skipping around saddened vocals singing the first of many snappy lines: “She was a one-way heartbreak.” As the vocals deliver verse after verse of relatable modern-day love loss, melancholic electronica looms beneath it. Nearly halfway in, the arrangement powers into the rapid-fire plink and fizz of synth beats. For another few minutes, this is how the song moves: in and out of neon-colored crevices buzzing with the trill of dance rhythms, stepping aside at times to shine a spotlight on the desperate vocals getting swallowed up in real-time by swollen synth. The hypnotic instrumentation pulses insistently, tons of sonic details chipping away at the track’s modest beginning until eventually, each element joins together to plow through the swirling dance-pop soundscape AVERLY has built. Delivering a heart-heavy story on the crashing waves of indie electronica, AVERLY offer a debut destined for attention.