PVRIS are a rock trio from Massachusets in the USA. They have two studio albums, White Noise (2014) and All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell (2017), and it’s safe to say they are two of the best pieces of work we’ve had the pleasure of hearing.
Whether you’ve been a fan of PVRIS for a while now, or you’re not entirely sure who they are but are interested in finding out more, this is for you. Without further ado, and in no particular order, here are 10 of PVRIS’ best live or acoustic sessions.
1. Heaven (Stripped)
Starting off with a stripped version of the first single off of their second album, All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell, this is ‘Heaven’ unlike you’ve heard it before.
2. You and I (Q on CBC)
Sit back and relax as Lynn Gunn’s heavenly voice takes you on an emotional journey in this version of ‘You and I’.
3. St. Patrick (The RadioBDC Sessions)
We’re throwing it back now to an acoustic rendition of ‘St. Patrick’, the band’s first single released in June 2014.
4. The Hills (NRK P3)
We’re mixing it up a little with this one! Lynn Gunn takes on The Weeknd’s critically acclaimed song ‘The Hills’.
5. Holy (The Empty Room Sessions)
Despite being similar to the album version of ‘Holy’, the changes made to it for this particular performance reinforces how poignant and hard-hitting the song is.
6. Same Soul (The Sound Lounge)
‘Same Soul’ is one of the band’s newer songs, taken from their latest album All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell. It’s packed with captivating and thought-provoking lyrics that make you wonder, all while overwhelming you with emotion.
7. My House (The Radio BDC Sessions)
This acoustic of ‘My House’ is completely different to the original version but is equally as incredible and powerful!
8. Talking Body (BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge)
In this cover, PVRIS take on Tove Lo’s ‘Talking Body’. Even though it’s a song that is, in some elements, similar to PVRIS’ style, they’re still able to put their own stamp on it.
9. White Noise (The Empty Room Sessions)
‘White Noise’ is the title track from their first album. In this session, it sounds echoey and dreamlike; similar to the original, but ever so different, too. So sit back and enjoy just under 5 minutes of pure PVRIS bliss.
10. Half (Q on CBC)
This session of ‘Half’ really does encapsulate what it would be like to hear this song at a PVRIS concert; there is energy and expression, including Lynn taking to the drums at one point!