“What You Feel” will immediately make you feel as if you’ve been transported to a remote ghost town.
Meet Yon Ort.
It’s the alias of the Nashville-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, J. Eric Wilson, whose work you’ve likely heard when he played in the indie band, Wild Cub. Wild Cub toured extensively with household indie rock names like The 1975, Vampire Weekend, and Broken Bells. After departing from the band in 2015, Wilson began writing his own music; the result is his debut EP.
The first single, “What You Feel”, off of Yon Ort’s self-titled release presents an enticing dream-pop sound that will immediately make you feel as if you’ve been transported to a remote ghost town. Wilson’s nostalgic vocals reverberate throughout the track as murky synths and steady drums fill the soundscape. The track’s guitar leads provide comfort & relief during the chorus and bridge; a necessary requirement in what appears to be an uncanny track at times.
When asked about the track, Wilson explained,
“‘What you Feel’ is a reminder to be mindful of the fact that sometimes the most unhelpful and destructive opinion that we can listen to is from our own inner-voice. Often we decide how we feel about something and then seek out whatever data we need to prove that our emotions are correct, when we should be doing the opposite.”
“What You Feel” is only a hint of the variety offered on Yon Ort’s EP. You can stream the rest of his synth-fuelled masterpiece on the platform of your choice.