Spiritbox to work on new studio album in 2024

Author Flavia Andrade - 14.12.2023

Spiritbox just released an EP last month, but they seem to be on a roll: there is more music on the way. The band will be working on their next album in 2024, as revealed by vocalist Courtney LaPlante in a recent interview to Revolver.

LaPlante said:

We gotta do it. We’ve been… not holding off, but it’s been really nice to have the instant gratification of putting out music when we’re actually done with it versus creating it and then sitting on it and doing a traditional cycle.

But honestly, we want to prove it to ourselves that we can do another album and it’s gonna go well. I thought that having some sort of success in the first one would make me feel like I’ve proved it to myself.

But in fact it’s just made us even more driven and on-edge. Like, we don’t feel comfortable at all. We’re like, ‘We gotta prove ourselves again.’

And it’s weird because it’s not to [critics] or our fans, but surprisingly, it’s still an internal thing. Doing it once isn’t enough, we’ve gotta do it two times.

She was then asked about the upcoming album’s sound and replied:

I definitely don’t really know. But I do think that whatever it is will feel very flexible. We wanted to prove that we could edit our songs down to letting the songs speak for themselves, and not have the band overplaying and stumbling all over the songs.

It’s just hard for a bunch of really good, talented musicians to show restraint sometimes. But I like a little bit of restraint so the whole song feels like a full song, not just listening to someone showing off for five minutes.

But what I’m missing from us that I really want to explore a little bit, I think, is… I feel very comfy in ‘progressive’ music.

I like the freedom of you not having to rein back the song — you just kind of let it take you where it takes you. So I think now we have kind of figured out how to do both. We can have a little bit of expression within the instruments that’s maybe a little less subtle…

Either way, it’s always: ‘Write better songs.’ That’s our mantra.