PVRIS Take Darker Shift on Single ‘Dead Weight,’ Announce New LP

PVRIS Take Darker Shift on Single ‘Dead Weight,’ Announce New LP

With frontwoman Lynn Gunn assuming the lead of PVRIS literally and figuratively now, the group released a new single, “Dead Weight” Wednesday alongside a video, plus announced a new album, Use Me, due May 1 via Reprise/Warner Records.

The video features Gunn in a driver’s seat of a car leading the group. In an AltPress interview, she said “Dead Weight” is about stepping into her “power as a woman” and taking credit for her accomplishments.

“‘Dead Weight’ is about being a people pleaser, holding others up and never asking for anything back,” Gunn said. “Quite often that can be taken advantage of, and [it] can be hard to say ‘no’ [or] set boundaries. This feels amplified, especially as a woman. This song is about stepping into my power as a woman, shedding old skin and taking nurturing/caretaker feminine nature and turning it into a superpower.”

PVRIS will embark on the short Use Me tour in May, then join Halsey on her Manic tour with three nearby stops incoming:

5/9 – Chicago, IL – House Of Blues

7/24 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena (w/ Halsey)

7/25 – Saint Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (w/ Halsey)

WATCH the new “Dead Weight” video below: