News•December 4, 2020 9:55 AM ET•3,961 views
Spiritbox release new song and video
Vancouver Island, Canada metal/rock unit Spiritbox have shared a new single titled "Constance" along its accompanying video via Rise Records. Both Spiritbox frontwoman Courtney LaPlante and video director Dylan Hryciuk lost their respective grandmothers this year, which served as the lyrical and visual inspiration for the song and video. The new clip can be viewed here: Courtney LaPlante had the following to say about "Constance":
"When 'Holy Roller' took off, we knew that we wanted to use the follow up single as a statement to show that we are not just going to put out the same thing over and over. We wrote the music for this song at the same time as 'Blessed Be' and 'Rule Of Nines', but I hadn't ever committed to lyrics. "I came to our director Dylan with a proposition: Let's create the music video and the lyrical content of the song at the same time. We both felt compelled for the song and story to reflect the sorrow we both feel about our grandmothers passing away recently. "Due to border shut downs, I was not able to say goodbye to my grandmother Phyllis, to whom the song is in tribute, or attend her funeral. I always promised her that I would sing at her memorial service, because she always requested a 'pretty song with none of that scary screaming'. I hoped writing this song with no 'scary screaming' in it would help me find a sense of closure. "Dylan wrote his video concept to honour his grandmother, Constance to whom the video is in tribute. Our music videos usually have a horror element to them, and we wanted to explore a different side of horror: the horror of feeling like your mind is betraying you, due to a long battle with dementia. With Dylan's permission, we named the song 'Constance' to immortalize her story."
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