Picturesque is ending 2018 on a high note with the release of “Pray.” Fans can check it out now. The band, who recently finished a month long tour with Slaves and Escape The Fate, are now setting their sights on a bigger and better 2019. Keep your eyes on www.picturesqueband.com to stay up-to-date. “Pray” will be available for streaming this Friday, December 7th at evr.lnk.to/pray.
“’Pray’ is about getting out of a long term relationship to find out the dating world has changed. Dating app culture has taken over and it can be lonely. But instead of getting the emotional connection you crave, it’s all about physical attention,” shares lead singer Kyle Hollis. “For me, it became a vicious cycle. Ending up with the wrong person and trying to beat the loneliness, but becoming more lonely in the end.”
He continues: “The gal in the video symbolizes “the devil” or temptation as well as all the gals the song is about. These girls would sort of ghost and then reappear. Then they would try to seek “affection.””
“Pray” marks a new beginning for Picturesque, who are embracing a new rule: brutal honesty. No more thinly veiled metaphors, only the honest truth. “Pray” is their first foray into this territory, with devastating lyrics fueled by the recent break up of lead singer Kyle Hollis. After 6 years in a committed relationship, Hollis ventured out into the world of dating apps in an attempt to beat loneliness. There he found a culture fueled by one night hook-ups, ghosting and unbridled desperation. It’s a dark and shuddering rock song influenced by artists like blackbear and Post Malone – the first taste of what’s to come.
Picturesque is Kyle Hollis (vocals), Zach Williamson (guitar), Dylan Forrester (guitar) and Jordan Greenway (bass). The band released their debut full-length, Back to Beautiful, on July 14th, 2017 via Equal Vision Records. The album was recorded in Los Angeles, CA with producer Erik Ron (Saosin, Panic! At The Disco).
Leading Picturesque is the truly stunning vocal range and power of Hollis. He is supported by equally notable instrumentations that blend rock, post-hardcore and pop influences. The band has shared stages with the likes of Like Moths To Flames, SECRETS, SYLAR, and more.