One of metal’s most exciting new bands, Spiritboxhas just dropped a brand new 3-track single with the title Rotoskop, which serves as their first set of new songs since their debut album in 2021 Eternal blue. In addition, they have released a video for the title track.
The video for “Rotoscope” was directed by Max Moore and can be seen below along with the single art and visualization videos for the other two tracks, titled “Sew Me Up” and “Hysteria.”
Spiritbox went in a slightly different direction acoustically with these new songs, leaning towards more alternative rock than the intensity and heaviness they brought with them Eternal blue. Vocalist Courtney LaPlante actually warned their fans earlier this year that some of them might hate the new tracks, but it was time for them to experiment as some of the songs on their debut album are years old at this point.
“[The new songs are] really different than the songs on Eternal blue. I think some people might even hate them. But it makes me excited. I thrive on negativity! “She said Kerrang!.
“As scary as it is, just do what makes you happy, create the music you want to create, and work with the people you want to work with,” guitarist Mike Stringer added. “Because the moment you start limiting yourself, the music suffers.”
Spiritbox has a handful of festival performances booked over the summer, and then they head out to a North American arena race to support Ghost and Mastodont in late August. See it upcoming dates here.
Spiritbox – ‘Rotoskop’
Spiritbox – ‘Sy Me Up’
Spiritbox – ‘Hysteria’
Spiritbox – Rotoskop Simple work of art + track list
2. Sew me up
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