Kentucky rockers Picturesque are back with their sophomore album ‘Do You Feel O.K?’ that shows how the forward-thinking and innovative band are able to combine their influences to create music that doesn’t need to be pigeon holed into any genre. Vocalist Kyle Hollis and guitarist Zach Williamson’s love of Post Malone and Blackbear merges with shredder Dylan Forrester’s metallic edge to produce Picturesque‘s melody powered rock epics.
To celebrate the release of the new album, we caught up with guitarist Zach Williamson to find out a bit more about their musical influences by asking them to pick five albums that inspired them.
WHITE LIES – ‘LOVEHATEHERO’
The opening guitar line of this record was the moment I decided I would try to make original music. Up until that time I was just learning. Classic rock and jamming with friends. I thought the way that record could mix “emo” with shred guitar was amazing. I always wanted a band where we could sneak in a ton of really cool guitar and just tuck it in, where you had to peel back the layers to figure out what was going on.
AS I LAY DYING – ‘AN OCEAN BETWEEN US’
I’m pretty sure Dylan learned every song oﬀ of this record. It’s a huge reason why he has the chops he has today.
DON BROCO – ‘TECHNOLOGY’
Going into this new record cycle we referenced this record a lot for its use of samples, and to remind us to not take the songs too seriously. You can have fun and be catchy. Not every song has to put you into such a negative space. They take chances and there is a lot of variety on that record.
BLACKBEAR – ‘DIGITAL DRUGLORD’
When we were trying to start the long, slow process of pivoting our band into a new sound, the track ‘do re mi’ became the perfect cover song to try Kyle’s new vocal delivery. This record is a clinic on good song-writing across several moods.
NICK JONAS – ‘X2’
Picturesque‘s new album, ‘Do You Feel O.K?’, is out now via Rude Records/Equal Vision Records.