OpenYour Eyes, the latest single from School of Seven Bells, arrives on a wave of sadness. It marks the start of their campaign for final album ‘SVIIB’, an album that was written back in 2012 before band member Benjamin Curtis tragically passed away leaving Alejandra Deheza as the sole member. She’s now releasing the album in his honour, with a little help from producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen (M83, Beck, Nine Inch Nails).
As you’d expect from the duo, the single is as expansive and cinematic as ever with its whooshing synths and Deheza’s ethereal vocals. But when she sings lines like “and now my heart is breaking ‘cause I’ve been weeping”, you know she’s singing from a place of sorrow she never anticipated.
‘SVIBB’ is out February 12th via Full Time Hobby.