MUSIC NEWS: Spiritbox Share Acoustic Version Of ‘Constance’
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Spiritbox have released an acoustic version of their single Constance. The reimagined version of the song was recorded in a church, with the accompaniment of a string trio, in conjunction with The Grammy Museum COLLECTION:live #spotlightsaturdays in partnership with BMG.
“This live version of Constance was a very ambitious project for us,” says guitarist Mike Stringer. “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 honour 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‘s debut album Eternal Blue is due for release on 17th September 2021 via Rise Records, available to pre-order HERE. The band have also released a limited edition 7″ butterfly picture disc for the original version of Constance, available to purchase HERE.
See Spiritbox live at Reading & Leeds Festival this summer.