A superbly infectious offering from the melodic-rock masters
The new PVRIS single is called ‘You and I‘ and we like it a lot. It’s fair to say that it differs slightly from the band’s previous releases, but that’s not a bad thing; it’s clearly evident that the trio’s sound has evolved and matured since the release of 2014’s White Noise, yet they’ve still managed to retain their ever-so-distinguishable brand of darkly melodic pop-infused rock.
From the opening’s ghostly whisperings until the explosive chorus erupts into the ears of the listener (complete with the ever-so-cheerful words ‘we can meet in the middle, bodies and souls collide // dance in the moonlight, when all the stars align’), ‘You and I’ seems to have been perfectly designed to send shivers down the listener’s spine. A special mention must go to singer Lynn Gunn, whose incredible vocal range both drives the song along and pulls it all together into a neat package of melodic alt-rock.
It’s a powerful track, and like all PVRIS’ past releases, it’s just effortlessly cool. A definite must-listen, and one we can’t recommend highly enough.
Eagerly awaiting PVRIS’ return to the UK?
Well, fret not, dear reader, because their headline tour is fast approaching. The trio will be making the trip across the pond after playing across the USA on the Wintour (where they’re opening up for Fall Out Boy). You’ll be able to catch them at several dates across the UK in April, with support from K. Flay, Bones and Alvarez Kings. Full dates:
- April 1st – BRIGHTON, Concorde II
- April 2nd – NORWICH, UEA
- April 3rd – NEWCASTLE, Riverside
- April 4th – GLASGOW, ABC
- April 6th – MANCHESTER, Academy
- April 7th – LONDON, Kentish Town Forum
- April 8th – CARDIFF, Great Hall
- April 9th – BIRMINGHAM, Institute