Last year, Vancouver Island metal outfit Spiritbox dropped one of the best EPs of the year with their self-titled debut, and now they’re opening up the next chapter of their career with new song, ‘Perennial’.
Previously sticking to a completely grayscale aesthetic in their work, ‘Perennial’ sees the band injecting some colour into the frame, which also runs parallel with the song’s message to bring light to those in pain.
The song was inspired by the health struggles of a close friend of the band, as vocalist Courtney LaPlante explains.
“‘Perennial’ was written for our friend that has to spend years in and out of the hospital due to his many severe health battles. 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 okay to acknowledge the agony he has been through. 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.”
You can stream and check out the video that accompanies ‘Perennial’ below.
At the time of writing, it’s uncertain as to whether or not this track will remain as a stand alone single, or if it will feature on a forthcoming EP or album release.