PVRIS won Artist Of The Year at the first ever Rock Sound Awards, powered by EMP!
Inside the magazine, we speak to Lynn Gunn about PVRIS' year. Here's a teaser of what she chats about...
HOW DOES IT FEEL LOOKING BACK AT THIS YEAR? COULD YOU HAVE PREDICTED HOW POSITIVE IT'S BEEN? OR WAS IT A PERIOD OF MORE UNCERTAINTY?
Says Lynn Gunn: “It’s a little bit of both. I think we always want to hope and strive for the best with whatever we’re doing, but we never expect it and we always leave room for our expectations in whichever direction.
"But at least me personally, we didn’t really think too much about the future – just trying to get present and out of my head and in the moment and just really work on that. But I think that really helped in the long run to be where we are now.”
YOU'VE SPOKEN A LOT ABOUT WHAT LIFE WAS LIKE IN THE STUDIO. HOW'S IT BEEN OUTSIDE OF IT? WAS IT A LIBERATING FEELING TO HAVE THE ALBUM FINISHED AND GET OUT ON THE ROAD AGAIN? “Yes and no. It was liberating because it was finally ticked off, but I think in my mind I’m always working on stuff and always getting new ideas, so nothing’s ever really complete in my mind. In a way it was like, ‘No no no! We need to go and fix that and fix that and fix that!’"
"But yeah, for the most part it was pretty liberating just to tick that off and to be like, ‘Okay, this chapter is done’ - well, not necessarily done but completed - and we are moving forward with it. It was also a little scary though because I definitely think, especially once we finished the record - I guess quote-un-quote finished! – I definitely felt a little bit of fear because I didn’t feel ready to let some of the songs out and let some songs be heard yet.”
IT MUST HAVE BEEN QUITE A NERVE-WRACKING PROCESS IN THAT RESPECT... “Yeah, and a lot of the subject matter is still really close to home and stuff I’m still trying to figure out and navigate through, so it felt very strange to have that out and heard when I haven’t really figured those things out myself.
"But I think sharing them and letting them out might be a big part of the healing process. I remember I definitely said that before, but it still seems very relevant right now, especially out on this [UK] tour and seeing everybody singing along to particular songs especially.”