This is very special.
PVRIS have released an acoustic reimagining of their 2019 single 'Hallucinations' off their 'Hallucinations' EP.
The reworked track sounds like an almost entirely different song - gone are the dancey beats and high energy choruses, their places taken by chill, lo-fi, stripped back vocals. It's pretty magical.
Also, frontwoman Lynn Gunn thinks it's a bit chill.
It’s chill. I’m chill. We’re chill. You’re chill. https://t.co/dBo0hxmaPx— LANEGŌØN (@LYNNGVNN) January 10, 2020
Check out PVRIS' reimagined, acoustic version of 'Hallucinations' below:
The 'Hallucinations' EP was written and recorded in Los Angeles, and speaking to Rock Sound last year, Lynn discussed her experiences of living in Los Angeles, sharing “LA has a very interesting energy".
“It’s really [about] however you choose to harness it," she continued. "There’s a lot of darkness out there, there’s a lot of people with really weird intentions, a lot of cliché industry bullshit that I don’t buy into whatsoever. There’s so much social climbing, a lot of really gross, toxic intentions and energies, but also really amazing people and amazing spots, people there with good intentions too. It’s really whatever you want to make of it. If you want to buy into the industry and buy into a lot of the more toxic end of things, you can. But if you want to stay away from it, you can really create your own bubble however you want. I’ve done my best to stay out of that, to stay around good people, and go on the more positive end of it.”
She continued, “I moved to LA about five months ago now, and a lot of the writing sessions that I’ve been part of have been in LA. I’ve had kind of a love / hate relationship with it, and now feel like I’ve made peace with it, which is really nice. I think the common thing is that you go to California and take pictures in the sunlight, with a palm tree and on the beach. It felt right to shoot there, but kind of flip it on its head a little bit. I remember when we were still working on ‘Hallucinations’ and ‘Death Of Me’, getting some mixes back and driving up the Pacific Coast Highway with some friends of mine, in the middle of the night, and just blasting them! So it was kind of reflecting that, as well. It’s fun to have that all-nighter, driving with your friends to the beach experience.”
Pick up PVRIS' issue of Rock Sound to read the full story behind the new era of PVRIS: