Sheer beauty manifests itself in this first taster from the final School of Seven Bells album SVIIB which will be released on 12 February and can be preordered here.
It’s hard not to find yourself overwhelmed with emotion when listening to Open Your Eyes, following the tragic passing of founding member Benjamin Curtis in 2013 but the project was already in the works when the was diagnosed with the rare T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma in 2012. And, when announcing her intentions to see the record through to completion earlier this year, lead singer Alejandra Deheza recounted that it was one of the “most creative and inspired summers of our lives”.
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.
A stunning introduction to the final chapter in the band’s brilliant discography, listen to Open Your Eyes below.