Spiritbox, one of this year's hottest and fastest rising bands, have today announced the release of Constance (Acoustic), stunningly haunting, acoustic version, of their 2020 hit Constance.
Speaking on the process of reimagining the track for an acoustic session, Spiritbox guitarist, Mike Stringer shares: "This live version of Constance was a very ambitious project for us. Before we left to start recording Eternal Blue, I had a rough demo of an acoustic version of Constance written. While we were tracking the album, the Grammy Museum asked us if we’d want to contribute to their "Collection:Live" series with a live acoustic/stringed composition of the song. Of course this was a huge honor for us and something we couldn’t turn down, but it posed a challenge as we were recording in the middle of the desert, and I had never written a string composition before.
After learning how to turn midi into notation, and some back and forth with our producer Dan Braunstein, and violinist Haruka Horii, we had a version we were confident in. This was the first time we had ever performed this song live, and the addition of the strings by Haruka Horii, Bonnie Brooksbank, and Mark Bassett really brought this whole thing to life. Putting this together was a great experience, and I hope to explore more acoustic compositions in the future with Spiritbox."
Spiritbox have also announced the release of a very special, limited edition 7" butterfly picture disc of their powerfully emotive hit track Constance. The picture disc, which features a blue butterfly in ode to the sweater Courtney wore in the original Constance music video is available now and can be purchased here.
One of the hottest new bands in heavy music, Spiritbox thrilled fans back in May with the official announcement of their highly anticipated debut album, Eternal Blue, which is set to drop on Friday, September 17th, 2021 with pre-orders available now. The band sold out of all vinyl pre-orders within the first 24 hours of announcement and on-sale.
The band have released two new songs from their debut album this year. First single Circle With Me which charted on Billboard at #1 Hard Rock Digital Song Sales, #5 Hot Hard Rock Songs, #9 Rock Songs Core Genre, #12 Rock Digital Songs, #50 Hot Rock & Alternative Songs, #71 Digital Songs and has clocked up 9.5 million streams to date. More recently, they released Secret Garden which has clocked up 4.7 million streams since its release.
Prior to Circle With Me the band released two break-out, hit singles last year - the heartbreaking and otherworldly Constance and the unrelentingly brutal Holy Roller which debuted at #25 on Billboard's Hot Hard Rock Songs and charted as the #1 song of 2020 on SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal.
Named after a device some believe is capable of communicating with the dead, there’s a sense of the paranormal running through all that Spiritbox do, but this is a group of artists who are very much brimming with life and creating something remarkable with their music.
Characterised by fierce intensity, unwavering emotion and technical splendour, their debut full length album Eternal Blue is destined to latch onto the hearts and minds of those who hear it. It is that connection between fan and artist that drives Courtney, Mike and Bill in all that they do as the Spiritbox phenomenon continues to grow bigger and bigger.
Watch the visualiser for Constance (Acoustic) now below:
The reimagined version of the song was recorded in a church with accompaniment from a string quartet earlier this year in conjunction with The Grammy Museum COLLECTION:live #spotlightsaturdays in partnership with BMG. Watch the full performance here.
Constance (Acoustic) is available on all streaming platforms now here.
The Limited Edition 7" Vinyl Picture Disc for "Constance" is available here. Spiritbox's Debut Album Eternal Blue will be released on Friday September 17th via Rise Records/BMG Australia - Pre-Orders Available Now Here.
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