Photo by Alexa Viscius
Jess Viscius started Bnny after someone left a guitar in her apartment. She started teaching herself to play and found songwriting to be therapeutic. The Chicago based artist started Bnny which also features her twin sister Alexa and three of her best friends. The band's newest single, "Ambulance," is amazingly sparse. Viscius' vocals are just over being a whisper with a softly played guitar and minimal bass. Because of this, "Ambulance" feels impossibly intimate and more than a little discomforting despite being beautiful. It almost feels like a friend asking you to listen in to recordings of their therapy sessions with them. The subject matter of the album adds to this, as it was written as Viscius was processing the death of her partner.
Jess Viscius says that the new song "... is about wishful thinking. It’s about guilt and forgiveness. It’s about reconciling with your past. It’s about saying goodbye.”