Picturesque will release their long-awaited debut full-length, Back to Beautiful, on July 14 through Equal Vision Records. The band has also just released a new song from the album called “New Face” on all digital retailers. Back to Beautiful was recorded in Los Angeles, CA with producer Erik Ron (Saosin, Panic! At The Disco). Physical pre-orders for the album are available now at picturesque.merchnow.com, and includes an instant MP3 download of “New Face.”
“The title Back to Beautiful is referring to the early days of the band where we had all relocated to Houston and I went through a rough break up. We were engaged, and I thought I had life from there on out figured out, but I didn’t. It hit me hard mentally and physically. I wasn’t my normal self. I wasn’t sleeping enough because I kept having the same nightmares over and over and when I was awake I was lost in my own thoughts of why things were the way they were. I felt like I wasn’t good enough for anyone, I felt like I was a burden on everyone around me because I was in this rut and I was afraid I would drag everyone around me down into it. This feeling lasted until around the time we finished the record. It was as if I had gotten whatever was making me ill out of my system and my entire demeanor began to reflect the change,” reveals vocalist Kyle Hollis.
Picturesque is led by the truly stunning vocal range and power of Hollis – who showcases his most impressive vocal work to date on the newly released track – 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, blessthefall, Like Moths To Flames, Our Last Night, SECRETS, and SYLAR. They will next head out on a short US run with The Color Morale, The Plot In You and Dayseeker. The tour will kick off on July 5 in St. Louis, MO. All upcoming tour dates can be found below.
The band also previously released music videos for “Monstrous Things” and “Speak Softly”. Picturesque is comprised of Kyle Hollis (vocals), Zach Williamson (guitar), Dylan Forrester (guitar) and Jordan MGreenway (bass).
The Color Morale, The Plot In You, Dayseeker, Picturesque
Jul 05 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
Jul 06 Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street Collective
Jul 07 Houston, TX @Walter’s Downtown
Jul 08 Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live
Jul 09 Dallas, TX @ Dirty 30
Jul 10 Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom
Jul 11 Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome
Jul 12 Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
Jul 13 Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry
Jul 14 Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s
Jul 16 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache at Intersection
Jul 18 Rochester, NY @ California Brew Haus
Jul 19 New York, NY @ Studio at Webster Hall
Jul 20 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Jul 21 Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
Jul 22 Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
Jul 23 Columbus, OH @ Park Street Saloon