PICTURESQUE PREMIERE “PRAY” MUSIC VIDEO WITH ALTERNATIVE PRESS
Alternative band Picturesque is ending 2018 on a high note with the release of their brand new single and music video, “Pray,” premiering now on Alternative Press. The band recently wrapped up a month long run with Slaves and Escape The Fate, and are now setting their sights on an even bigger and better 2019. Keep your eyes on www.picturesqueband.com to stay up-to-date on the latest news from the Kentucky foursome. “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 – 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, trying to beat the loneliness but only 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, both musically and within their lives. 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 who, after 6 years in a committed relationship, ventured out into the world of dating apps in an attempt to beat loneliness. What he found was 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 long-awaited 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).
Picturesque is led by the truly stunning vocal range and power of Hollis and is supported by equally notable instrumentations that blend rock, post-hardcore and pop influences. The band has toured and shared stages with the likes of I the Mighty, blessthefall, Like Moths To Flames, Our Last Night, SECRETS, SYLAR, and more.