American singer-songwriter, JVKE, surprised fans with his new fall single, ‘this is what autumn feels like’, on September 12, 2023. This track is the newest edition of his this is what ___ feels like series, following just after ‘this is what heartbreak feels like’. Only two days after the release, ‘this is what autumn feels like’ has reached over 211,000 views on YouTube.
Who is jvke?
JVKE (pronounced Jake), made his way onto the music scene during the COVID-19 lockdown. His first song, ‘Upside Down’, went viral on TikTok in 2021. Then in 2022, his debut album, this is what ___ feels like reached number 40 on the Billboard 200. In 2022, his hit single, ‘Golden Hour’, reached number 10 on the Billboard 200 with over 133 million views on YouTube.
What does autumn feel like?
JVKE has a unique musical style that allows him to portray passionate emotions through his songs, especially when playing the piano. The majority of the track contains only piano and vocals until the very end, where an electronic beat is introduced.
The lyrics explore the feeling of love and the changing seasons. The first verse of the song associates love with autumn. The narrator takes the listener on a walk through the park as he describes the surroundings. But it takes a bit of a darker turn when mentioning getting bitten by a dog, meaning that love can often take unexpectedly painful turns.
In the pre-chorus and main chorus, the narrator compares changing emotions in a romantic relationship to the changing seasons. The narrator briefly mentions summer, when the relationship is at its peak. But then when autumn hits, the initial spark dies and the couple may potentially part ways.
The second verse compares love to riding a bike. The initial process of learning is scary and bumpy, but then the rider finds his balance. But he ends up going too fast and he ends up crashing the bike. This metaphor expresses how love can be messy and unpredictable. But in the end, the two will learn from the experience and move on.
As the title implies, this song is exactly what autumn feels like. The calm and passionate piano paired JVKE’s beautiful vocals makes the song feel like a walk in the park in the middle of November. JVKE’s music plays on emotions that are often too difficult to describe. By the end of it, it leaves the listener feeling refreshed. Everything they have wanted to say about love and other complicated feelings like it is said in one musical piece.
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You can listen to the full this is what ___ feels like album on YouTube!