The debut EP Revelry by Tyler Jarvis tells stories of triumph but also heartbreak, choices, dreams and decisions. I got a chance to hear from him about what music makes his playlist list for Valentine’s Day and his thoughts on this holiday.
Some people love this holiday and some people hate it. Usually from my experience it depends on your relationship status. Here’s what I think…there’s not enough love being shown to everyone. Whether you’re in a relationship or not, maybe recognize on Valentines day that it would be a blessing to someone else to just be kind to them or love on them. Who’s to say that we only have to do kind things for people on this day if we have a significant other. Be kind to someone that you may not even know and show them they are loved.
Valentine’s Day Q&A With Tyler Jarvis
What’s your favorite love song?
My favorite love song is definitely “Take the World” by Johnnyswim. I love how the general theme across the song is, all of these other love stories they truly do tell a great story..and there is absolutely no denying ti. But the main characters are saying, when it comes down to it, together we can take the world. It’s a beautiful depiction of just the trust between two people who love one another so deeply.
What’s your favorite breakup song?
“When a Heart Breaks” by Ben Rector. What’s so special to me about this song is it takes a very unusual perspective. Usually in break up songs it’s from the perspective of the person who’s heart is broken, and we see that for part of the song, but this song initially takes the perspective of someone on the outside. It’s seeing a break up from a person who was just a bystander to the whole thing. My favorite line in the song is “And you don’t need Jesus till you’re here.” Just that idea of, we find ourselves falling back to ANYTHING to get us through this heart break.
Do you have any favorite traditions for Valentine’s Day?
I don’t have any really significant traditions. I’ve been single for a good number of Valentine’s Days, but over the past few years I’ve tried to use the influence of the day to write either a love song or break up song because of all the feelings that come with the holiday.
Is there one of your original songs that you think everyone needs on their valentine’s day playlist or on their breakup playlist?
I have a song called “Worth a Try” that is a little bit in between a break up song and a love song (so you can add it to both playlists HA!). It tells the story of a guy who wants to chase after a girl that he already has some history with it and it tells the story of his mental reflection of everything and just asking that question of “is going for this worth it? Will this work and does it make sense?” It’s the internal battle I think we all have faced at some point in regards to a relationship with another person.
More Tyler Jarvis
Tyler Jarvis has a new project on the way called The Cathedral Sessions which is a two song project that has two love/break up style songs included in it. Both songs find the main character in this state of reflection about a loved one and the status of their relationship. Part one is available on all streaming platforms today, Valentine’s Day and part two will be available one week later on my Tyler’s birthday, February 21st.
What Are Your Valentine’s Day Favorites?
If you haven’t shared you favorite love song and favorite break up song we would love to hear from you.