Published on July 19th, 2019 | by Hype Editorial0
PICTURESQUE Premieres New Single “Swipe”
Alternative band Picturesque has dropped a brand new single. Fans can check out the music video for “Swipe” – a dark and deeply personal look at the world of dating apps – exclusively on Rock Sound. The track will be available for purchase starting tomorrow, Friday, July 19th.
On the new single, lead singer Kyle Hollis shares: “For the song ‘Swipe,’ I wanted to address a point in my life where I felt alone and I turned to Tinder to find company. One girl in particular would ghost for a week while uploading pictures of her and some other dude going out and then hit me up to “hangout.” Because I felt like I had nothing anymore, I felt like I couldn’t say no.”
Picturesque is currently on the road for a string of U.S. headline shows, with support from Sunsleep. Tickets for remaining shows are on sale now, and available at https://bnds.us/pajj4n
Last December Picturesque released “Pray,” a song that marked a new beginning for the band, Picturesque 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, Silverstein, Tonight Alive, Our Last Night, Blessthefall, and more.
“Swipe,” the latest single from Picturesque will be available for purchase everywhere tomorrow, Friday, July 19th.
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Upcoming Tour Dates:
July 18 – Dallas, TX @ Ruins
July 19 – Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room
July 20 – San Antonio, TX @ Vibes Underground
July 21 – Houston, TX @ The Secret Group
July 22 – Little Rock, AR @ Brewski’s
July 23 – Memphis, TN @ Growlers
July 24 – Nashville, TN @ The EndTweet