Published Oct 29, 2015In late 2013, School of Seven Bells' Benjamin Curtis lost his battle with cancer at the age of 35. Months later, a rendition of Joey Ramone's "I Got Knocked Down (But I'll Get Up)" was unveiled, marking the final recording from Curtis.
Now, his bandmate Alejandra Deheza has revealed that she's been compiling a new School of Seven Bells record using parts previously recorded with Curtis, primarily from a period in 2012. The album is expected to arrive in February 2016, and is intended as a "love letter" that tells the story of the group.
A statement from Deheza on the band's website reads:
Friends, 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 small snippet of new music was revealed in a brief trailer, accompanied by visuals of a purple spinning sphere. Watch it below.