Lyndsey Gunnulfsen, the lone member of PVRIS, has released her fifth single, 'LOVE IS A...' from her upcoming album 'EVERGREEN', out July 14th via Hopeless Records.
With an eclectic sound to the album so far, 'LOVE IS A...' continues that trend with a wave of smooth vocals and guitar throughout.
With the bridge, the bass builds and creates a strong sense of heaviness.
The bassline throughout the song is a highlight, being the undertone matching the dark and suggestive lyrics.
PVRIS revealed that the song is "inspired by the French phrase 'la petite mort', aka the 'little death.'"
The meaning of the phrase relates to that of the sensation one feels post-orgasm, which is a feeling PVRIS explores in the song.
"Your love is a murder" is then seen as a very poetic and figurative way of describing the feeling described in that phrase.
The song conveys the meaning of the phrase well through its lyrics; "Little death but I want another" is the most literal connection between the phrase and the song.
The double entendre of "Like a virgin, a Madonna" can relate to Virgin Mary, mother of Christ, given PVRIS' previous links to religious themes in songs, or to Madonna's 1984 hit single, 'Like a Virgin.'
Either way, using a strong theme to centre the song around, PVRIS connects various aspects of religion, pop culture and metaphor into a song that flows very well to create a serene sound, filled with euphemisms and chilled tones.
'LOVE IS A...' is a more chill breakaway from some of her previous releases on the album, such as 'GOOD ENEMY' and 'ANIMAL', which showcases her variety and creativity very well.
I DON’T WANNA DO THIS ANYMORE
TAKE MY NIRVANA
ANYWHERE BUT HERE
LOVE IS A…
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