School of Seven Bells are releasing their final studio album, SVIIB, in February 2016. The album is the first new School of Seven Bells music to be released since Benjamin Curtis died of cancer in 2013, and was the last thing that the duo worked on together. The writing for the album took place in 2012, according to an article in Stereogum, around the time that the band’s Ghostory album was released.
School of Seven Bells vocalist Alejandra Deheza released a statement about the album:
Benjamin and I wrote this record during a tour break in the summer of 2012. I can easily say that it was one of the most creative and inspired summers of our lives. What followed was the most tragic, soul shaking tidal wave that life could deliver, but even that wouldn’t stop the vision for this record from being realized. This is a love letter from start to finish. It’s the story of us starting from that first day we met in 2004, and that’s the story of School of Seven Bells. So much love to all of you. Thank you for being a constant light in our lives. This record is for you <3
Hear a preview of the album below.
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