Thousand Below navigate the sting of heartache and moving forward with the release of their latest single, “Gone To Me”.
Further showcasing the post-hardcore outfit’s maturity of sound, “Gone To Me” encapsulates what the band does best as they take a confident, yet modest step outside comfortable territory to signify the start of a new musical era. Experimental subtleties lace with ambient instrumentation, infectious melody, and a vocoded refrain that’s arguably the song’s shining moment to reintroduce the sound Thousand Below are most resonant with.
The band decided the best way to accompany the song’s palpable lingering gloom would be to abandon the idea of a traditional full-band performance entirely. Depicting vocalist James DeBerg coming to terms with pain in a state of isolation, the deliberation present in the lyrics also serves as the video’s central focus.
Speaking to the song’s vulnerable and closely personal nature, DeBerg shared, “‘Gone to Me’ is about navigating the painfully complicated scenario of having someone you used to be in love with — who once caused severe emotional damage to you — still try and remain in your life on positive terms.”
It’s no secret Thousand Below consistently channel intense emotions surrounding their individual trials into music as a form of coping. “When life-changing experiences happen, it changes who you are and how you interact with the world. If we had to pin down our strongest emotions and what was tied to them, it would still be those situations and how they’ve evolved,” says bassist Josh Billimoria, attesting to how each member’s relationship with loss, grief, and their long term affects serve as the band’s emotional centerpiece.
Regarding the band’s future releases, anticipation surrounds Thousand Below precisely highlighting their strengths while uniting the aspects of aggressively cathartic debut album ‘The Love You Let Too Close’ and ruminative sophomore album ‘Gone In Your Wake’ that spoke to listeners the most.
In the meantime, stream and watch the video for “Gone To Me”.