Vancouver Island metal trio, Spiritbox have released a music video for their new single titled, “Perennial“. The song follows up on the band’s 2017 Self-Titled EP, as a standalone single and aims to bring light to those in pain.
““Perennial” was written for our friend that has to spend years in and out of the hospital due to his many severe health battles”, says vocalist Courtney LaPlante. “Our last release really resonated with him and he was there supporting us every step of the way while we developed our music. I am not a very good communicator but I feel like I can express myself better through my songs so I want him to listen to “Perennial” and know that I appreciate how much work he puts in to stay positive, and that it’s ok to acknowledge the agony he has been through.” LaPlante goes on to say, “I hope other people can feel this as well when they hear the song, and interpret it in a way that makes them feel whatever they want, happy or sad, pain is complicated. I just don’t want them to give up.”
In line with the message of the song, the band is debuting their new aesthetic by adding color to their previously black and white image. The music video was directed by Dylan Hryciuk of Versa Films and filmed in the Temperate rainforests and mountains of Vancouver Island. Stream and watch “Perennial” below.
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Having toured the world as members of the eccentric metal band iwrestledabearonce, vocalist Courtney LaPlante and guitarist Michael Stringer wanted to take their intensely personal and technical musical focus in a new creative and personal direction. Spiritbox was the result.
In 2017, the husband and wife duo sent their unreleased debut Self-Titled EP to Bill Crook of the Vancouver pop-punk band Living with Lions hoping only for constructive criticism. Instead, they found themselves with a new bandmate and best friend. Together, this Canadian trio has set out to bring a new and refreshing perspective to metal.
- Photo Credit: Kyle Joinson