PVRIS Announce New Album Use Me, Release New Track Dead Weight
PVRIS have announced their third full-length studio album Use Me will be released on May 1.
The news is marked by the release of new single Dead Weight, the video for which you can watch below.
“Dead Weight is about being a people pleaser, holding others up and never asking for anything back,” says vocalist Lynn Gunn. “Quite often that can be taken advantage of and it can be hard to say ‘no’/set boundaries. This feels amplified, especially as a woman.
“This song is about stepping into my power as a woman, shedding old skin and taking nurturing/caretaker feminine nature and turning it into a super power.”
Use Me also marks a new era for PVRIS and Lynn, as she steps into being the band’s official leader and architect.
“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.”
Use Me tracklist:
1. Gimme A Minute
2. Dead Weight
3. Stay Gold
4. Good To Be Alive
5. Death of Me
7. Old Wounds
9. January Rain
10. Use Me
11. Wish You Well
PVRIS just wrapped up a mini-tour of the UK, but they’re heading out across the United States last this year.
PVRIS United States tour 2020
08 Newport Music Hall — Columbus, OH
09 House Of Blues — Chicago, IL, US
12 Majestic Theatre — Detroit, MI, US
14 Xl Live — Harrisburg, PA, US
15 Union Transfer — Philadelphia, PA
19 The NorVa — Norfolk, VA
20 Rams Head Live — Baltimore, MD
21 Mr. Smalls Theatre — Millvale, PA
22 Town Ballroom — Buffalo, NY
24 Boston Calling Music Festival 2020 — Boston, MA,
26 The Fillmore Charlotte — Charlotte, NC
27 The Masquerade — Atlanta, GA
28 Republic — New Orleans, LA
30 Emo’s Austin — Austin, TX
31 Canton Hall — Dallas, TX
02 The Van Buren — Phoenix, AZ
04 Fonda Theatre — Hollywood, CA
05 Ace Of Spades — Sacramento, CA
07 The Regency Ballroom — San Francisco, CA
09 Wonder Ballroom — Portland, OR
10 Neptune Theatre — Seattle, WA
Not for the first time, PVRIS have moved back the release date of their new album Use Me.
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