Thousand Below will release their debut album The Love You Let Too Close through Rise Records on October 6. The band has shared the new song "No Place Like You" to
celebrate the announcement of the release. The track is available as an instant grat track for those who pre-order the record.
Listen to the dreamy and atmospheric "No Place Like You" here.
Vocalist James Deberg said, "This record has been a year in the making, we spent months working on and perfecting the sound that we wanted Thousand Below to become before we released anything to the public. I feel we've all perfectly expressed everything we wanted to in these 11 songs."
He continued, "I've never been more excited to release a project in my entire life and I truly believe there is a song for every type of music fan on TLYLTC. Be it heavy, sad, emotional, catchy, rock, metal, post-hardcore, whatever sound you like — there's a song on the album for everyone."
Deberg finished, "The album was written about the emotional hardships of the past two years of my life, and goes in depth about fighting the depression that comes from losing a loved one to suicide, as well as how it changes you as a person and how being so damaged can ruin existing relationships. I also wrote about the coping mechanisms I clung to while trying to find myself on the other side of losing my best friend in such a terrible way. I struggled with battling drug abuse, loneliness, isolation, and many other negative things in the past few years.
"The Love You Let Too Close is a view into my heart and my mind during a tough time in my life that I hope other people dealing with the same feelings can connect to."
RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR 'SINKING ME'
San Diego's Thousand Below have dropped the video for the song "Sinking Me."
Singer James Deberg said, "We're so incredibly excited to be releasing our music video for 'Sinking Me' as the second single off our album. 'Sinking Me' is the opening track of our record and we wanted to set the emotional tone for the album right out the gate with a high energy song that that lived on the 'heavier' spectrum of the record, but also carried heavy lyrical content."
Deberg continued, "The song is the introduction to the emotional descent that the album is about. Part of the lyrics in the first verse say, 'Coming to terms with the reality of a broken spine / Cost of the weight of the world / Unsure If I can hold it all up and buy some time.' It's the first immediate awareness of myself 'going-under' metaphorically as a result of the emotional stress that came from the losses I experienced in my life two years before the album was created. The clean vocals are much more aggressive on this song than others on the record. I wanted to paint the immediate pain and frustration of the loss I experienced pulling me under right out the gate, while also giving listeners something high energy and catchy to yell along with."
He finished, "We feel 'Tradition' and 'Sinking Me' are great introductory songs for our band to come out the gate with and we're so excited to get the rest of the record released before the end of the year."