Late author Margaret Lee Runbeck once beautifully posited, “An apology is a lovely perfume; it can transform the clumsiest moment into a gracious gift.” Typically, we would imagine this gracious gift in the form of a singing moment of emotional vulnerability between two individuals; perhaps we imagine this gift in the form of an extended acceptance of said apology- an opportunity for growth. But I doubt that we ever imagined anything sonic- nor from Pittsburgh.
I’d like to introduce you ALBVS, an electronic/pop duo that has their nose to the ground when it comes to soaring dynamicism in contemporary pop music. The duo, comprised of members Joey Albus and Ralph Parissi, have done their best to transform the pain of a breaking relationship into a bright explosion of thumping musicality, bright harmonies, and nose-diving melodies in their brand new single, “Sorry.” The result is this gorgeous unfolding of a multi-layered artistic expression of personal strife and acceptance- par exemplar of Runbeck’s quote!
“‘Sorry’ is about that moment at the very end of the relationship where you think back to all of the ways that you weren’t good enough or didn’t try your hardest and just feel badly about what could have been. But it is also about realizing that you were not the only problem and accepting that you should always be your true self. The right person will like your genuine self, and the wrong ones will always want you to be something you’re not.” – Ralph Parissi
We have the absolute honor in presenting the exclusive premiere of ALBVS’ “Sorry.” Sit back, hit play, and enjoy!
“Sorry” officially releases on all major music distribution platforms, Itunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play, Tidal, etc on Friday, March 1st at 2pm.
Additionally, ALBVS is playing a sold out show at the Hard Rock Cafe in Pittsburgh, PA on Friday March 1st with early 2000’s pop music icon Aaron Carter.
ALBVS is electronic pop duo from southern Ohio/western PA. Joey Albus is a singer/songwriter from Ohio who, when recording for his own solo album, asked DJ/singer/songwriter Ralph Parissi to feature on a track after a chance meeting at a karaoke night. Little did either of them know, that collaboration would result in multiple songs and ultimately a partnership as ALBVS.