Courtney LaPlante Says Fans "Might Hate" New Spiritbox Songs | Revolver

Courtney LaPlante Says Fans "Might Hate" New Spiritbox Songs

Canadian band have eight fresh tracks written for upcoming project
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photograph by Travis Shinn

Spiritbox are undoubtedly one of the hottest young metal bands in the game right now. The Canadian group, helmed by vocalist Courtney LaPlante and guitarist Mike Stringer, released their full-length debut, Eternal Blue, last year, which was met with near-universal critical praise and unavoidable admiration from their hoards of adoring fans. However, LaPlante thinks that there's a chance her audience "might even hate" what the band put out next. 

In a new interview with Kerrang!, the band confirmed that they've already written eight new songs for a forthcoming project. Eternal Blue was an extremely musically diverse project, spanning deathcore, prog-metal, melodic hard-rock and more, so Spiritbox fans are already used an array of different creative directions. That said, LaPlante and Stringer think that these new tracks are so out of left field that there's a chance people might turn on them for it — and they couldn't give less of a fuck.

"As scary as it is, you just have to do what makes you happy, create the music you want to create, and work with the people you want to work with," Stringer said. "Because the moment you start limiting yourself, the music suffers."

"[The new songs are] really different to the songs on Eternal Blue," LaPlante added. "I think some people might even hate them. But that makes me excited. I thrive on negativity! We feel really energized playing and recording the new songs. I hope that will translate to those listening. It makes me want to drive around really fast in a car — I don't even have a license, but I'll do it!"

That's the type of artistic bravery that makes for meaningful art. Hopefully we hear a taste of these puppies soon.