This is the first set of music released since Benjamin's Curtis' death in 2013
School Of Seven Bells have released the first single from their upcoming album ‘SVIIB’.
The fourth and final album will be released on Full Time Hobby on February 12 next year and you can stream the track ‘Open Your Eyes’ on Soundcloud now. This is the first piece of new material from the group since 2012 album ‘Ghostory’.
The song was originally composed over three years ago with Benjamin Curtis, who tragically passed away in 2013 after being diagnosed with a rare strain of cancer.
After moving to Los Angeles, singer Alejandra Deheza finished the record with production from Justin Meldal-Johnsen. His previous production credits include work with Beck, Nine Inch Nails and M83.
Previously Deheza described the alum as a“ 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.”
In an in-depth interview with Stereogum last month Deheza revealed that this album acts as “closure” for the band. She also elaborated on the possibility of continuing playing the band’s music in a new solo context; “There’s this part of me that wanted it to be this beautiful thing that happened in the past. I don’t want to mess with it. I don’t want to try and re-create something that was perfect when it happened. To me, anyway.”