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SPIRITBOX Vocalist Recalls Having A Mental Breakdown During Recording New Album

"The next day, magic happened."

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Spiritbox recently released their debut full-length album Circle With Me and the reception has been nothing short of stellar. Though the emotionally charged record wasn't easy to record. According to vocalist Courtney LaPlante in an interview with Metal Hammer, it was tiring to get into the emotional headspace that each song demanded, which culminated in a mental breakdown during the title track.

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“I went to record it and I had no confidence. I sounded so bad, and the guys had to pause my recording session. I had a frickin' mental breakdown. The guys were like, 'It's OK Courtney, we can do this again tomorrow', and I went into a closet in my room and cried and cried. The next day, magic happened. If I hadn't had that breakdown the night before I wouldn't have been able to perform the song like I did the next day."

Spiritbox will hit the road next February with Underoath and Every Time I Die.

Feb. 18 Dallas, TX @ Southside Ballroom
Feb. 19 Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
Feb. 20 San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theatre
Feb. 23 Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
Feb. 24 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
Feb. 25 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
Feb. 26 San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield*
Feb. 28 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO*
Mar. 01 Vancouver, BC @ The Vogue Theater*
Mar. 02 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory*
Mar. 04 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Mar. 05 Denver, CO @ The Ogden Theatre*
Mar. 07 Minneapolis, MN @ The Fillmore
Mar. 08 Chicago, IL @ Radius*
Mar. 09 Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
Mar. 11 Toronto, ON @ History
Mar. 12 Cleveland, OH @ Agora*
Mar. 13 Wallingford, CT @ The Dome
Mar. 14 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Mar. 15 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Mar. 17 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel*
Mar. 18 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
Mar. 19 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
Mar. 20 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom*
Mar. 22 Cincinnati, OH @ ICON
Mar. 23 Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
Mar. 25 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle

*Not a Live Nation Date

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