Watch The Emotional Video For Spiritbox’s New Track Constance
Excellent Canadian post-metallers Spiritbox have released another new track, following the success of Holy Roller back in July. The new single, Constance, is notably different from its predecessor’s big riffs, however. Dealing with the deaths of singer Courtney LaPlante’s grandmother Phyllis, and video director Dylan Hryciuk’s grandmother Constance, for whom the song is named, both the song and the video are deeply emotional and personal.
“I came to our director Dylan with a proposition: Let’s create the music video and the lyrical content of the song at the same time,” explains Courtney. “We both felt compelled for the song and story to reflect the sorrow we both feel about our grandmothers passing away recently.
“Due to border shut downs, I was not able to say goodbye to my grandmother Phyllis, to whom the song is in tribute, or attend her funeral,” she continues. “I always promised her that I would sing at her memorial service, because she always requested a ‘pretty song with none of that scary screaming’. I hoped writing this song with no ‘scary screaming’ in it would help me find a sense of closure.”
For the video, things were just as personal.
“Dylan wrote his video concept to honour his grandmother, Constance to whom the video is in tribute,” says Courtney. “Our music videos usually have a horror element to them, and we wanted to explore a different side of horror: the horror of feeling like your mind is betraying you, due to a long battle with dementia. With Dylan’s permission, we named the song Constance to immortalise her story.”
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