Lynn reflects on EVERYTHING.
PVRIS were winners of Artist Of The Year at the Rock Sound Awards powered by EMP.
We chatted to Lynn Gunn about the band's wild year in the magazine. Check out a sample below:
DO YOU FEEL A DIFFERENT PERSON TO THE ONE WHO RETURNED HOME BURNED OUT AT THE END OF THE 'WHITE NOISE' CYCLE?
“Yeah, we’re all humans and regardless of what we’re doing, we’re still always going to be changing pretty naturally.
But I definitely do think that this business and this life, you definitely grow up a lot quicker and you mature in very different ways than I think what a lot of other people might at different rates, but I think we’ve learned so much and we’re constantly wanting to learn more and grow more, so I think it’s hopefully only going up from here.
But yeah it’s definitely been a lot of positive growth and - whether that’s been fast or slow - it’s definitely for sure been a shift in a lot of different ways.”
'ALL WE KNOW OF HEAVEN ALL NEED OF HELL' HAS AS MUCH IN COMMON WITH MODERN EDM AND POP AS IT DOES ROCK. DOES THAT SUGGEST THAT THE DOOR IS OPEN IN TERMS OF WHERE THE BAND COME GO FROM HERE?
“Oh yeah, absolutely. I see us going in all directions and any direction. I think ‘White Noise’ and ‘All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell’ really leave that door open. I think every song is a little bit different, which is kinda overwhelming and kinda scary but also really exciting – to feel like we have that ability and that power to do that.”
HAS THIS YEAR BEEN INTEGRAL IN CHANGING PVRIS FOR THE BETTER?
“Definitely yeah, it’s a very conflicting feeling, because there’s that feeling of, ‘Oh, we can go anywhere and we can do anything if we keep hustling and keep doing what we’re doing’ - just holding onto integrity and everything that we’ve held really close to us on these first two records, if we keep striving with that, who knows where this could go. But then there’s another part of me that’s like, ‘This could go away at any second so don’t take it for granted and don’t fuck it up!’ So there’s those two feelings, you never know – literally anything could happen, so yeah there’s a lot of hope but there’s also a lot of holding onto this because this could go away at any second, you never know.
CAN THAT INTEGRITY BE SOMETHING THAT'S HARD TO HOLD ONTO WITHIN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY?
“I think for some artists for sure. We haven’t really experienced this yet or come into this problem yet, but I do know a lot of second parties can come in and shift people’s thinking and be weird influences on bands sometimes. But I feel like our team that we have right now only have our best interests in mind and are so supportive and totally understand our vision and where we want to go and what we want to do, so I don’t think we’ll ever really run into that.
And our team is also really great at keeping everybody in check and just like staying true to why we started this in the first place, so I don’t think we’ll lose sight of our integrity. I think the integrity may show up in different ways over time or it might shift, but that’ll just be from a personal growth thing, like our tastes might shift, that might be where people will see change, but yeah I have hope that we’re going to hold onto that. I don’t plan on letting that go anytime soon, or if not ever.”
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