Spiritbox, one of 2021’s fastest rising bands, has released “Constance (Acoustic),” a new version of its 2020 hit “Constance.” This reimagining 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.
“Constance (Acoustic)” is available on all streaming platforms here. The accompanying visualizer can be seen below.
Guitarist Michael Stringer said: “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 also has announced the release of a limited edition 7-inch butterfly picture disc of “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.
Spiritbox will release its long-awaited debut album, “Eternal Blue,” on Sept. 17, 2021, via Rise Records. Pre-orders are available here.
Spiritbox also is scheduled to perform at a number of major festivals across Europe and the United States this year, including:
Aug. 28 – Reading Festival, UK
Aug. 29 – Leeds Festival, UK
Sept. 9 – Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, VA
Sept. 25 – Louder Than Life, Louisville, KY
Oct. 26-29 – Coheed & Cambria S.S. Neverender Cruise, Miami to Bahamas
Nov. 11 – Welcome to Rockville, Daytona Beach, FL
In addition, Spiritbox will hit the road with Limp Bizkit for “The Limited Last Minute Post Pandemic Popup Party Edition Tour.”
Jul. 29 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
Aug. 02 – Clive, IA @ Horizon Event Center
Aug. 05 – Wallingford, CT @ The Dome at Oakdale
Aug. 06 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summer Stage
Aug. 09 – Buffalo, NY @ Rapids Theatre
Aug. 12 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Aug. 13 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Aug. 15 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
Aug. 16 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
Aug. 19 – Lincoln, NE @ Centennial Mall & Street
Aug. 21 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek and Amphitheater
Aug. 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium
Head to Spiritbox.com for tickets and more information.