2020 album. Also available on CD.
American alt-rock band PVRIS release their third studio album ‘Use Me’, and on the new record, frontwoman, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer Lynn Gunn steps into a new chapter, as she owns her role as PVRIS’ leader and sole architect. The result is 11 pop conjurations of glitchy beat-craft, airy guitars, and spell-binding vocals.
A newfound sense of freedom lies at the core of ‘Use Me’. For years, Lynn remained in the background too shy to take all of the credit for the vision of PVRIS and her role in the songwriting, presentation, much of the production, merch, and visual video concepts. At last, she is ready to shine a light on who she is and what she does. “I allowed myself to support a narrative I thought I had to support of PVRIS being a band,” says Lynn. “I didn’t really have a role model for this. Coming from a ‘band culture,’ it’s about how the group is always greater than the sum of its parts, and you’re not supposed to take credit, even if you do everything. There’s no template or role model for really owning it as a woman. I wanted to make everyone else happy and uphold an image I thought we had to.”
“Growing up, I learned I don’t have to do that anymore. I’m finally allowing myself to take credit. I’ve got the full support and encouragement of my bandmates. PVRIS is a unit and very much a team, but the heart and soul of the vision and music always has sourced from me. I’m just saying it now. I fulfilled my own vision of what a role model should be.”
Tracklisting: Gimme A Minute / Dead Weight / Stay Gold / Good To Be Alive / Death of Me / Hallucinations / Old Wounds / Loveless / January Rain / Use Me / Wish You Well