Thousand Below is zo een van de bands die al lang op mijn 'to check out'-lijstje staat maar, net zoals iedereen, heb ik nooit genoeg tijd. Nu komen ze echter uit met hun nieuwe song Gone To Me. Het is een liedje dat me meteen meeheeft vanaf het begin met een aanstekelijk deuntje.
"'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. Shutting them out completely feels wrong, as this person was such an important part of your existence for so long. But you also eventually realize that any attempts or efforts to keep them close in your life, while they move on from you faster than you've moved on from them, just causes you more pain in the long run. Having to watch someone who was once your best friend and the most important part of your life slowly move on to connect with other people tears you apart, but not having them around at all also causes its own type of pain. The song is about the double-edged sword of trying to move forward," aldus zanger James Deberg.
Thousand Below’s vulnerable, ambient, yet ultimately hopeful self-examination of loss, life and healing is an enduring theme resonating in the band’s signature sound. The range within their genre is an homage to the band’s intimate experience through the stages of grief. The American quartet-- James DeBerg [vocals], Josh Thomas [guitar], Josh Billimoria [Bass], and Max Santoro [drums]-- descend into the visceral anger and raw anguish echoing throughout their lyrically-jarring debut album The Love You Let Too Close, followed by the somber instrumentation of an ultimately quieter emotional discourse in their sophomore album Gone In Your Wake. Their newest EP, Let Go Of Your Love, persists as a reflective introspection to the narrative of their second album, and demonstrates a maturity of sound.