While Alejandra Deheza admits “there’s still plenty left to do” on the next School of Seven Bells album, the singer/multi-instrumentalist has told NME “I think it’s the best one we’ve ever done.” According to the magazine’s new issue, the as-yet-untitled effort was 75-percent done when guitarist/producer Benjamin Curtis began his inpatient treatment for lymphoblastic lymphoma last year. Curtis then finished his parts using equipment his brother Brandon — of the band Secret Machines, which Benjamin co-founded and quit in 2007 — brought to the hospital.
“It’s different,” she explains. “I know Ben was super proud of the progression he was making with production and the sounds he was creating. He was so excited for it to come out.”
Deheza still hasn’t decided if she’s going to retire the School of Seven Bells name once the record is out, or if she’s going to tour behind any of the new material. “Right now, I’m just thinking about finishing the music,” she says. “It’s a very personal record and even talking about it is hard. It too a while before I could start work on it again.”
Check out the Joey Ramone cover “I Got Knocked Down (But I’ll Get Up)” below, and our interview about the track here…