Music Video Review
Pvris - "What's Wrong"
Written by: Lexie
We're ALL impatiently waiting for Pvris to release their upcoming album, "All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell," but for now we'll just enjoy this new music video!
Pvris has released a new music video for their track, "What's Wrong," and it hits deep. The song is distinctive from most others in how it doesn't sugarcoat depression and sadness. The lyric, "I don't need a metaphor for you to know I'm miserable" expresses how sadness doesn't always have to be poetic -- it can be raw and real. The music makes the song incredibly catchy, while Lynn Gunn's vocals are passionate throughout most of the song, but are relatively more detached when explicitly expressing misery -- resulting in a message that is both vulnerable and shielded.
The video matches the nature of the song appropriately by utilizing literal imagery to convey the underlying message. Lynn Gunn is featured at a table full of people enjoying themselves over dinner, and everyone except her has a blindfold. While she is the only one who's distanced and upset, clearly no one else can tell. This further isolates her, and highlights the loneliness that comes with depression. Another scene features her on a chair, being caressed by a dark figure, whose also blindfolded. This seems to demonstrate how tempting it can be to just sink deeper into our own sadness, because of how difficult it can be to find reasons to be positive. For the remainder of the video, we see Gunn fiercely singing the track, and get glimpses of her in white, with bright lighting behind her -- potentially showing how there may even be hope in these darkest of times.
Because of how relatable this song and video may be to some (along with also being incredibly catchy), "What's Wrong" earns a 10 out of 10 rating. If you haven't heard it for yourself yet, head over to Ride Records' official YouTube channel and let us know what YOU think! Also be sure to pre-order album, "All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell," due to be released August 4th!