Eternal Blue solidifies Spiritbox‘s unforgettable sound. The album has everything that listeners have been waiting for—and more. Each song is beautifully crafted, with thumping rhythm from bassist Bill Crook and drummer Zev Rose and frenzied guitar riffs from Mike Stringer providing a stage for singer Courtney LaPlante’s compelling vocals. Spiritbox’s sonic flexibility is also on display, as they transition between heavy to melodic songs with ease. It’s genuinely hard to put into words just how impressive the album is.
“We are very anxious to release our album,” she says. “It is a body of work we have been accumulating for over two years. Having the recording process put on hold for so long due to the pandemic has made me see that I can never take the experience of tracking an album for granted ever again.”
Although the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the release of the record, LaPlante says it may have been a blessing in disguise.
“I must say that although we never intended to wait so long to do this record, I think it did help the songs become stronger,” she says. “I am so happy with every single song. I wish I could release each one as a single with a music video. They all reflect different moments and influences in our lives.
“We have had enough time to release the exact music we would like to put out into the world, with no need to compromise. Every single note and every single syllable is the music that we have always dreamed of making, and we are very proud of it.”
LaPlante also spoke about how emotionally rewarding the album has been for her specifically in a cover story with Kerrang!
“Eternal Blue is pure selfishness because this music for me is what I need to move on from a lot of feelings and aggression and really dark, intrusive thoughts that I constantly have,” LaPlante says.
Additionally, she spoke on her writing process in the same interview.
“I like to hide behind imagery and metaphor,” LaPlante reveals. “That’s where I feel safe, hiding in the shadows, and where no one can harm me.”
One example of LaPlante using bold imagery and metaphor is the single “Holy Roller.”
“Those lyrics are me talking as my version of the devil,” LaPlante says. “It is my depression, this evil that is trying to corrupt what I’m doing by telling me I’m not good enough and tempting me into the darkness. I’m not religious, but I grew up in the church, and the way that the Bible would personify Satan always really stuck with me. He’s not a monster; he’s a dude who’s sat whispering to you, causing shit.”
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Eternal Blue tracklisting:
1. “Sun Killer”
2. “Hurt You”
3. “Yellowjacket” (feat. Sam Carter)
4. “The Summit”
5. “Secret Garden”
6. “Silk In The Strings”
7. “Holy Roller”
8. “Eternal Blue”
9. “We Live In A Strange World”
11. “Circle With Me”
Spiritbox 2021 live performances:
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Spiritbox are also set to play at multiple upcoming festivals. First, they will play the Saturday of Louder Than Life alongside musicians such as Machine Gun Kelly, grandson and Ice Nine Kills. Then they will play the S.S. Neverender alongside bands such as Coheed And Cambria, Taking Back Sunday and Cloud Nothings. Finally, they will perform Welcome To Rockville alongside Slipknot, A Day To Remember and Stone Temple Pilots, among others.
09/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Eternal Blue Pop Up Shop
09/25 – Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life 2021
10/26 – Miami, FL @ S.S. Neverender 2021
11/11 – Daytona Beach, FL @ Welcome To Rockville