School of Seven Bells Announce Final Album Featuring Music From the Late Benjamin Curtis
Shortly after the death of her School of Seven Bells bandmate, Benjamin Curtis, in 2013, Alejandra Deheza said she had plans to release music they recorded together prior to his passing as the dream-pop outfit's fourth and final album. Now, Deheza has revealed that LP will arrive this February. You can hear a 15-second preview of new music in the teaser trailer above.
In a statement posted to the band’s website, Deheza writes that the duo wrote the album in 2012 after releasing their third full-length, Ghostory. She calls the LP a “love letter” to her creative partnership with Curtis and dedicates it to their fans:
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.
Curtis died at the age of 35 from a rare form lymphatic cancer, T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. Together, SVIIB released three albums: 2008’s Alpinisms, 2010’s Disconnect From Desire and Ghostory.