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SPIRITBOX Is Gearing Up For A New Album In 2024

"We want to prove it to ourselves that we can do another album and it's gonna go well."

Spiritbox 2023
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Spiritbox is teasing us a taste of the future, and it's looking promising. After dropping their electrifying 6-song EP last month, the band's already plotting the course for their next full-length album, set to navigate the sonic seas in 2024.

Vocalist Courtney LaPlante, in a recent interview with Revolver, shed light on their creative voyage: "I'm looking forward to making new music. That's the thing that has been missing for most of this year. 'Cause we have our new EP, but we made it at the beginning of the year. So it feels time to incubate something new."

"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," said LaPlante. "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."

And if you are wondering how the new album is gonna sound like, well… it seems the quartet might be inclined to push boundaries, experiment and evolve yet again, according to LaPlante.

"I 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."

Despite Spiritbox's immense popularity and a wealth of material, the band only has one full-length album to date – Eternal Blue from 2021. The rest have been singles and EPs.

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