Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces is the fourth studio album by South African rock band Seether. The album was released in South Africa and Switzerland on 19 October 2007, and released worldwide on 23 October 2007. It is the first album by the band without lead guitarist Pat Callahan.
The cover artwork was designed by David Ho, the same artist who designed the Vicious Delicious cover for Infected Mushroom. The covers apparently display the same character: Candice the Ghost.
Three singles, "Fake It", "Rise Above This" and "Breakdown" have been released from the album with all three being top 10 singles, the former two reaching the top position on several Billboard charts, despite generally negative reviews from critics, scoring a 39 out of 100 on Metacritic. The album was reissued in 2009, featuring a fourth single, a cover of George Michael's "Careless Whisper", as the final single from the album. It is the first Seether album to reach gold status in their home country, South Africa.
The band updated both their official web page and Myspace on 23 August 2007, with the new single, "Fake It", being uploaded to both. The band had this to say on their official webpage:
Here we are, about to embark on the release of our favorite Seether record to date and can guarantee that you will all feel the same. Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces is a hearty serving of the usual Seether sting and grit with an added twist of lime. We have been working hard in the studio for months recording the album and there are only a few loose ends to cinch up before all is said and done. We can't wait to hit the road to share the new shit with everyone. In the meantime the remolded site should make it easier for you guys to share your undying love for us, keep up with everyone, and get all the news that will pass through here in coming weeks. The album is dedicated to Eugene "Junior" Welgemoed. Junior has always offered the band more support and love than we've ever given ourselves. He has lit an uncontainable fire under us, and without him we will never be the same again. Cheers to taking the world by storm...
In the lower right corner where the album title appears, one can faintly see a Chinese symbol overwritten by the letters of the title. The symbol shown is 美, the Chinese character for the word "beauty", or "America".
The album debuted at number nine on the Billboard 200 chart in the US with 56,900 copies moved in its first week, and ended up being certified Platinum for shipping 1,000,000 copies. Seether claimed their first South African Music Award in the category "Best Rock: English" for Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces.