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PVRIS’ Greatest Acoustic And Stripped-Back Moments

Rob Sayce
Rob Sayce 6 March 2018 at 17.03

From reworked masterpieces to incredible covers, it's been quite a journey.

Few bands have ever been as good at stripping songs back to the bare bones - and bringing out their hidden depths - as PVRIS.

Whether reworking their own music or creating innovative covers, Lynn, Alex and Brian prove that sometimes, quiet is powerful. 

Here are some of their greatest acoustic and stripped-back moments to date, starting with:

'HEAVEN (STRIPPED)'
Here's a haunting, voice-and-piano-centric version of a song that's already become an anthem.



'SAME SOUL' (LIVE IN THE SOUND LOUNGE)
This one's a beautiful live version of the track from 'All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell', recorded in Chicago. You can check out 'You & I' from the same event here.



'HEAVEN' AND 'EVERLONG' FROM RADIO 1 ROCKS
Performing alongside the likes of Neck Deep and Architects at an evening of incredble live sets last year, PVRIS treated the audience to a reworked 'Heaven' and an incredible cover of Foo Fighters' 'Everlong'.





PARIS ACOUSTIC SESSION
Captured live at an intimate show in Paris (we see what you did there, Deezer), these five songs sound simply beautiful.





'YOU & I (STRIPPED)'
This alternative version appeared on the deluxe edition of 'White Noise', and it's spellbinding. 



At this point we're running out of adjectives, so... here's a live version too. It's really good.



'ST. PATRICK', ACOUSTIC 
Taken from a 2016 session, here's the song that first won the trio international recognition, live and bare bones. 



From the same session, here are 'Mirrors' and 'My House'.





'THE HILLS'
Lynn Gunn x The Weeknd's global hit = this. Huge. Plus, 'Fire' from the same session.





'TALKING BODY' FROM THE BBC RADIO 1 LIVE LOUNGE
The band shared their take on Tove Lo's ridiculously catchy single, and... well, just listen.



EMPTY ROOM SESSIONS
This series of stripped-back performances has become semi-legendary for good reason. They're uniquely powerful, and the perfect complement to 'White Noise' in its original form.

Dive in:











'ACOUSTIC'
Going way back pre-'White Noise', this EP helped announce PVRIS as incredible talents. Reworking songs from their 'Paris' debut EP, they set the tone for even greater things to come.



PVRIS are currently touring the US, and you can check out those dates here.

They'll return to the UK for Slam Dunk in May, too! 

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