This is a special one for the Spiritbox fans in the house – the band have been asked to take part in a series called Collection:Live – which is an initiative started by the folks behind the Grammys and they’ve created a completely stripped back rendition of their heart-breaking single ‘Constance‘ – which showcases the true emotion behind frontwoman Courtney LaPlante‘s vocal performance on the track.
Discussing how the collab came about, 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.”
Good to see The Grammys giving heavy musicians a spotlight and the chance to show the world there’s more to their music than screaming… The end result? Well, give it a spin below!
Pre-Order the limited edition 7″ vinyl here
Stream ‘Constance (Acoustic)‘ here