Rock band Picturesque is exposing their insecurities in their new single, “Necessary.” The latest in a series of songs that explore the world of dating apps and hook up culture, “Necessary” is out now on Equal Vision Records.
On the new single, the band shares: “This song is a standout favorite from all the writing we’ve been doing. It’s about staying closed off so long, then finally opening yourself up again just to be let down. We’ve been dying to share it.”
Fans can catch the song live as Picturesque hits the road with Hands Like Houses and Dead American. The tour kicks off on January 25th in Brooklyn.
Late last year, Picturesque dropped the dark and haunting “Crimes,” which originally premiered on Alternative Press and served as a follow up to their previous single “Swipe.” Prior to that Picturesque released “Pray,” a track that marked a new beginning for the band, who is embracing a new rule: brutal honesty, both musically and within their lives. No more thinly veiled metaphors, only the honest truth. “Pray” was 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 – a taste of what’s to come.
Picturesque is Kyle Hollis (vocals), Zach Williamson (guitar), Dylan Forrester (guitar), Jordan Greenway (bass), and Jade Castello (drums). 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.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
1/25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
1/26 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
1/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Foundry
1/29 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage
1/30 – Charlotte, NC @ Amo’s Southend
2/7 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse
2/8 – Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room
2/10 – Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
2/11 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction