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Spiritbox’s Courtney LaPlante: “I Feel Like Our Sub-Genre Of Metal Is So Obsessed With The Idea That Any Song You Hear From A Band Is A Mission Statement”


Though still in its relative infancy, Spiritbox intend to remain creatively adventurous with their catalog. Their latest single “The Void” (hear it here) was another step in expanding that sonic arsenal. According to vocalist Courtney LaPlante though, fans shouldn’t expect that latest single to serve as the mold for all future tracks to come.

Speaking with Kerrang!, LaPlante expressed her desire to continue to branch out with the band, while also still keeping the fans guessing. She stated:

“I feel like our sub-genre of metal is so obsessed with the idea that any song you hear from a band is a mission statement, as in, ‘This is now what this band sounds like.’ Maybe it’s like this in every genre and I just don’t see it as much, but when Doja Cat puts a song out, and she’s singing, [the fans] don’t go, ‘She’s never going to rap again!’

We always have to tell people that when you hear a song, that doesn’t mean it was created in a linear vacuum, where a band made a song and then they put out only that song. You might hear a song that was written two years after the next song you hear. You don’t know when they came into existence.

The messaging is always funny there, and I feel like bands never message that right either. Every time they put out boring music, they’re like, ‘Oh, we’ve matured.’ I’m like, ‘No, I’m not mature or grown-up, I just wrote a song that’s more radio-friendly. I also wrote an ass-beater song – you just haven’t heard it yet!’”

With more new material on the way, it might not be too long until you hear what else the rising alternative metal stars have been cooking up.

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