Having been cooped away writing and recording whenever they’re not on the road, Massachusetts based alternative rockers PVRIS have now confirmed that they’ve finished recording their highly anticipated second album, and follow-up to 2014’s ‘White Noise’.
The band confirmed the news in a conversation with a fan via their official Facebook page. You can find the conversation in question below:
In an interview with the NME when discussing the evolution between the two records, frontwoman Lynn Gunn explained, “I don’t want to give away too much, but I believe it is much broader and opened up in all aspects – sonically, lyrically, and visually. I really hate to say it’s more ‘mature’, but we wrote ‘White Noise’ when I was 19 and we have all changed so much and experienced so much in the past 3 years at such a quick and intense rate, the music definitely reflects that.
This next record will not sound hopeful or optimistic, at least in a blatantly obvious manner, and I’m not quite sure if our music ever fully will. I think it will always possess some sort of pensive and melancholy undertones, they just might take different forms and themes. That being said, I think there are ways to find growth and constructiveness through the times and situations we label as negative, even more so than ‘positive’ ones, it’s just all a matter of perspective.”
When asked if she was inspired to write about the air of marginalisation and homophobia in the wake of Donald Trump‘s presidency, Gunn replied, “Definitely, I think it’s stirred up both a look inward and outward for a lot of people. This is a time of heightened anger, fear, sadness and more than ever, people are looking for something to latch onto in any way – whether that’s on the most personal levels or the broadest.
Everything on this record was written before the election and inauguration, and it was written from incredibly personal areas of my life and mind; but current events have definitely made me take a deeper look into those subjects and emotions. I’ve realised how much can be expanded and translated onto a much larger scale. I think this next record can be taken into either context, an internal reflection or external.
It’s absolutely fired me up and I can only hope it will do the same for others when they hear it.”
More news surrounding the band’s yet-to-be-titled sophomore studio album will be confirmed as and when it develops.