PVRIS released their sophomore album ‘All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell’ towards the end of August this year. Singles ‘Heaven’ and ‘What’s Wrong’ really helped give fans a taste of what was to come, but the album really blew those expectations out of the water.
Though clearly following the same style as their debut ‘White Noise’, the band have come back with a more refined sound; using this album to showcase their talents with this mature sound. They’ve moved away from the stripped, garage band style littered throughout their first album, creating a brilliant, atmospheric journey. I’ve loved everything this band has released, from their acoustic EP to this new album.
Single ‘Heaven’ was released with a black and white music video that really helped give the song more depth. From the darkest parts of the chorus to the lighter hooks, this song is phenomenal. Whilst similar enough to their debut to be recognisable to fans, their growth and evolution as artists is still evident.
Following on from this was ‘What’s Wrong’, which was also accompanied by a black and white video which provided more questions than answers. This song was more electronic than I expected, but they made it work. They’ve proved that they’re a band who know what it is they want and have a aesthetic to go along with it.
‘Anyone Else’ intially reminded me of Halsey’s ‘Badlands’, which I found really refreshing as it helped show the growth and development of the bands style, with the incorporation of popular sounds in order to really appeal to the public. The guitars and drums sound cleaner and the vocals are perfect. This song will have you bopping along in no time. It’s hard to imagine what this band could do next, but I know it’ll be brilliant.
My favourite song from the album is ‘Nola 1’. Mixing The 1975 and The Neighbourhood, it seems PVRIS have found the sound that works for them. This song will be one that I have on repeat! This album is a masterpiece.
I am super excited to catch Pvris live in November at their London show. If you haven’t heard their music before then I recommend you give them a shot – this new album sounds really defined and is a beautiful musical journey, but their debut was just as brilliant and if you like this album you should seek that one out too. The band are touring in support of this album in the coming months, so keep your eyes peeled for tickets!
Let me know what you thought of the album below!