Spiritbox has announced the release of “Constance (Acoustic)”, an acoustic version, of their 2020 hit “Constance”. The reimagined version of the song was recorded in a church with accompaniment from a string trio earlier this year in conjunction with The Grammy Museum COLLECTION:live #spotlightsaturdays in partnership with BMG. Watch the full performance below, 7″ Vinyl Picture Disc, and stream today on all DSPs. All of these new songs released in the last year will end up on the band’s next full-length release Eternal Blue, out September 17th, under their new deal with Rise Records. Watch the teaser now! Watch the clip now!
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 honour 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.”
Check out our interview with the band!
Spiritbox recently finished work on their debut album – slated for release later this year – and confirmed performances at this summer’s Reading & Leeds Festivals, as well as Download 2022.
Courtney LaPlante – Vocals
Mike Stringer – Guitar
Bill Crook – Bass