Gone is Gone is comprised of Troy Sanders (Mastodon), Tony Hajjar (At The Drive-In), Mike Zarin (Sencit Music) and Troy Van Leeuwen (Queens of the Stone Age). This multi-talented band has been around since 2016 and is getting ready to release their second album, If Everything Happens For A Reason… Then Nothing Really Matters At All on December 4, 2020. This new album was produced by Tony Hajjar and Troy Van Leeuwen and has been part of a creative process that took place over the last five years. If Everything Happens For A Reason… Then Nothing Really Matters At All will be made up of twelve songs including the singles mentioned below.
The band recently released their new single "Death of a Dream" which starts out in a dream-like manner. Very Brian Eno-esque for lack of a better word. It slowly works up to a louder and stronger rock sound. It's a very nostalgic sound and very fitting for the title.
As mentioned in a press release, when talking about "Death of a Dream" Troy Sanders stated that, “I believe that going full throttle with an idea, a project, a relationship or a marriage... you put all energy into moving forward, trying to achieve this 'dream like' scenario, fairy tale ending, happily ever after, everything is perfect type of fantasy. If, or when, it were to fail or become an illusion, or delusion, rather than viewing it with regret, you feel as though you tried your best, gave it your all, and exhausted all positive and forward momentum possible. Hence, the death of a dream. After this life altering change of events, it can be viewed with celebration, as we hope to grow together, but quite often grow apart. All efforts were given”.
"Breaks" is also a latest single by Gone is Gone. The video and sound of the song match this static undertone of the song. The sound of the song is sexy and dangerous (in the best way possible). It's great for blasting in the car or just immersing yourself in the sound. The more I listen to it, the more I can imagine myself in a futuristic setting. It's fantastic and cinematic!
This new album is definitely everything you need to fulfill your rock needs during quarantine. I definitely urge you check out their latest singles and keep an eye out for their latest album!
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