PVRIS return with two new singles and accompanying short film

PVRIS announce signing to Hopeless by dropping two new singles – ANYWHERE BUT HERE and ANIMAL – and an accompanying short film.

PVRIS return with two new singles and accompanying short film
Emily Carter

Following a couple of 2022 collabs, PVRIS are finally back with brand-new music of their own!

The Lynn Gunn-led project share two excellent – but very different – singles, entitled ANYWHERE BUT HERE and ANIMAL, both via new label Hopeless.

Of the former, Lynn explains: “At its core, ANYWHERE BUT HERE is about wanting to escape your surroundings. My whole life I’ve always found myself restless and eager to be somewhere else. I always imagine existing in different times and different places; everywhere and anywhere but where I am in the moment, even the good moments. I think a lot of us experience that to some degree, a longing to be somewhere or with someone you can’t necessarily identify.”

And of the latter, the singer reveals: “ANIMAL is all about defiance, breaking free of control whether it’s from other people, or from ourselves. It can even be looked at through a wider lens and interpreted as defiance towards ‘the man’, government, or the algorithms that run our lives, that ‘know us’. It’s about challenging the identity the outside world chooses to give you.

“It’s also a comment on fame and spectacle. I feel like we as a society are quick to dehumanise each other and hold people in fixed forms denying one another the opportunities to grow and evolve. I think this holds true especially those in any scale of a spotlight; artists, actors, influencers, models, athletes, politicians, etc… this can be true for personal relationships as well. We do each other a disservice by restricting one another to these metaphorical cages. ANIMAL is about challenging that.”

Watch the Jax Anderson-directed short film for ANYWHERE BUT HERE and ANIMAL below:

Catch PVRIS live at the following UK and European dates next year:

January 2023

22 Manchester Academy
23 Glasgow O2 Academy
25 Birmingham O2 Institute
26 London O2 Academy Brixton
29 Antwerp Kavka Zappa
31 Tilburg 013

February 2023

1 Paris Alhambra
2 Cologne Gloria Theater
4 Hamburg Grunspan
6 Vienna Flex
7 Munich Technikum
8 Milan Magazzini Generali
10 Berlin Gretchen

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