NewsDecember 14, 2023 5:00 PM ET3,476 views

Spiritbox plan to release new album in 2024

Spiritbox Courtney LaPlante

Dylan Tarre

Canadian alt-metallers Spiritbox have plans to release a new album sometime in the next year. In a recent sit down with Revolver, vocalist Courtney LaPlante shared some insight on the follow up to 2021's Eternal Blue even though the band just released The Fear Of Fear EP in November.

LaPlante shared the following on plans to release a new album with:

We gotta do it. We've been… not holding off, but it's been really nice to have the instant gratification of putting out music when we're actually done with it versus creating it and then sitting on it and doing a traditional cycle.

But honestly, we want to prove it to ourselves that we can do another album and it's gonna go well. I thought that having some sort of success in the first one would make me feel like I've proved it to myself.

But in fact it's just made us even more driven and on-edge. Like, we don't feel comfortable at all. We're like, 'We gotta prove ourselves again.'

And it's weird because it's not to [critics] or our fans, but surprisingly, it's still an internal thing. Doing it once isn't enough, we've gotta do it two times.

Regarding the sound of the new record/material she added:

I definitely don't really know. But I do think that whatever it is will feel very flexible. We wanted to prove that we could edit our songs down to letting the songs speak for themselves, and not have the band overplaying and stumbling all over the songs.

It's just hard for a bunch of really good, talented musicians to show restraint sometimes. But I like a little bit of restraint so the whole song feels like a full song, not just listening to someone showing off for five minutes.

But what I'm missing from us that I really want to explore a little bit, I think, is… I feel very comfy in 'progressive' music.

I like the freedom of you not having to rein back the song — you just kind of let it take you where it takes you. So I think now we have kind of figured out how to do both. We can have a little bit of expression within the instruments that's maybe a little less subtle…

Either way, it's always: 'Write better songs.' That's our mantra.

If you would like to know what LaPlante said about the band's Grammy nomination or collaborating with Megan Thee Stallion, you can find that out and more in the Revolver article linked above.

[via ThePRP]

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