After signing with Warner Records, and in true Pvris fashion of mysteriously teasing new releases, PVRIS is back with a follow up to 2017’s All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell. PVRIS recently announced they had been working on and are set to release their third studio album in 2020. Ahead of its release the band is sharing their Hallucinations EP, a five track selection that gives fans a taste of what’s to come. The band further explores elements of electro and melodic synthpop, while staying true to the feelings, emotions and ideas at the root of their music.
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The second single released off the EP is a synth heavy dance track. Paired with an artfully trippy music video with occultist visuals, Pvris further expands on their electro-rock roots while exploring their pop sounds. As Lynn Gunn had mentioned in a past social media post, Pvris has always had elements of pop within their music they are just now exploring further. Their synth infused tracks of the White Noise era is what gave them their diverse yet recognizable sound.
The most ambitious track on the record, and a song the band has been excited about. Filled with pop hooks and the most upbeat of the 5 songs, “Nightmare” is a production heavy and fun song that’s obvious why Gunn and MacDonald loved it so much. It’s the song on the side of the spectrum they want to take their music, and it shows extreme potential for the rest of the album. Pvris shows how dynamic their songwriting can be, and a poppier sound with darker undertones and lyrics suits Pvris perfectly.
3. “Death of Me”
“Death of Me” was Pvris’ first release since their sophomore record in 2017, and was our first introduction to the new era of the band. Perfectly placed at the center of the EP, it shows where the band has been and where they plan to go. It’s a balanced blend of new sounds and old.
4. “Things Are Better”
This track is the most minimalist as far as production goes, and reminiscent of early Pvris tracks like “Eyelids” and “Empty.” The piano ballad offers an intimate moment between the listener, and Lynn Gunn. Her emotional voice is complimented by the soft instrumentation, and the track allows Gunn’s vocal range to be the focus. Like the past ballads on their other compilations, “Things Are Better” is sure to quickly become a fan favorite.
5. “Old Wounds”
This is another track with minimal production that slowly builds throughout the song, matching the mood and vocals of Gunn as her emotion gets more raw and pained. The closing track is a moody, uniquely Pvris love song that fans have become familiar with. It showcasing all the sounds in the EP, and is the perfect closing track.