Canadian progressive metal band Spiritbox have released a moving video for new single “Constance.”
The cinematic clip depicts a family’s heartbreak watching their matriarch suffer from dementia. It’s a story that plays close to home for vocalist Courtney LaPlante and director Dylan Hryciuk: LaPlante lost her grandmother earlier this year, while Hryciuk’s grandmother, the single’s namesake, currently struggles with dementia. The pair of creatives decided to create both the music video and lyrics for a song at the same time, resulting in “Constance.”
“Due to border shutdowns, I was not able to say goodbye to my grandmother Phyllis, to whom the song is in tribute, or attend her funeral,” LaPlante recounted in a statement. “I always promised her that I would sing at her memorial service, because she always requested a ‘pretty song with none of that scary screaming.’ I hoped writing this song with no ‘scary screaming’ in it would help me find a sense of closure.”
Spiritbox have been hard at work on a follow-up to their 2017 self-titled debut EP. Their debut album will arrive sometime in 2021 via Rise Records, to which the band signed to in September.
Watch the video for “Constance” here: