Spiritbox came in hot with their 2021 full-length Eternal Blue, and then surprised everyone with a stylistic switch-up on the 2022 EP Rotoscope. So what's next for Spiritbox? According to vocalist Courtney LaPlante in an interview with NME, "We have some new stuff on the horizon. I think everyone will be pleasantly surprised this year."
In the same interview, LaPlante touched on writing the new material and feeling more comfortable with her lyrics. LaPlante also mentions writing material to please herself above all, which is the way to do it – you're always going to be your own biggest fan and worst critic, right?
“I'm starting to feel more comfortable being a little bit more literal in songs. Hiding behind metaphors is safer, but it's also a little pretentious, because you're not really having to commit to what you're saying. You're just writing something and you're not really worrying about, ‘Does it connect to verse one and the chorus and verse two? And is the full song something that you're actually trying to say?' I think I'm getting better at that. And then [guitarist Mike Stringer], he just gets better and better at writing songs. So I have a lot to live up to because he'll present me with this song that I love.
“It's funny because we've written new stuff – I already want to write new stuff and outdo that. And I want to challenge myself to do that. Ultimately, it's all like, free therapy, writing…. I'm trying to keep it like that, not thinking about what our fans want to hear, or what you guys want to hear from us, just what comes out. My mindset is: 'Does it make me feel happy to get this message out and feel good to sing? Awesome. Let's cut it and put it on there.'"
So stay tuned! New Spiritbox is coming… eventually. Within the next few months at least.