Why Boston band PVRIS wants to create a safe space for fans at shows

PVRIS lead singer Lynn Gunn has talks openly about being a gay frontwoman and dealing with depression.
Boston band PVRIS with Ali Hassan in the q studios in Toronto, Ont. (Cathy Irving/CBC)

Boston-based band PVRIS will release its new album, All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell, on Aug. 25.

The band has been known for its honest music and lyrics, and lead singer Lynn Gunn has talked openly about being a gay frontwoman, her own depression and the pressures of being on the road.

And Gunn does so not because she wants to bare her soul all the time, but because she feels it's important for her fans. Gunn and her bandmate, Alex Babinski, talk to Ali Hassan about these issues and how they influenced the latest music of PVRIS.

— Produced by Elaine Chau


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