Spiritbox have released a video for “Constance (Acoustic)”, a reimagined version of the track. The new version of the song was recorded in a church alongside a string trio in conjunction with The Grammy Museum Collection: Live in partnership with BMG. You can watch the performance via GrammyMuseum.org and listen to an audio stream below. Guitarist Mike Stringer comments on this new rendition:
“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 honor 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.”
You can purchase and stream “Constance (Acoustic)” here. The group have also released a limited 7″ featuring the original song and the acoustic version. Limited to 2,000 pressing, you can get a copy here.
Spiritbox’s debut full-length Eternal Blue is set for release on September 17th via Rise Records. You can pre-order the record here.