Posted on by Oran

Spiritbox, one of this year’s hottest and fastest rising bands, have today announced the release of “Constance (Acoustic)”, a stunningly haunting, acoustic version, of their 2020 hit “Constance”.

The reimagined version of the song was recorded in a church with accompaniment from a string trio earlier this year in conjunction with The Grammy Museum COLLECTION: live #spotlightsaturdays in partnership with BMG.

Watch the full performance below:

Constance (Acoustic)” is available on all streaming platforms. The accompanying visualiser can be found here or by clicking below.

Speaking on the process of reimagining the track for an acoustic session, Spiritbox guitarist, Mike Stringer shares, “This live version of ‘Constance’ was a very ambitious project for us.  

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 have also announced the release of a very special, limited edition 7″ butterfly picture disc of their powerfully emotive hit track “Constance“. The picture disc, which features a blue butterfly in ode to the jumper Courtney wore in the original “Constance” music video is available now and can be purchased here.

Oran O’Beirne

www.overdrive.ie 2021