San Jose rock crusaders, The Trims, came at us with the second single off their yet-to-be-released album “Vida,” yesterday. The foursome laid down some visual to go with “Now You’re Gone,” a song that pushes for new grounds stylistically, in more than one respect.
Lead vocalist, Gabe Maciel, leads the charge, ascending into a higher range never before heard by the Trims faithful. Bassist, Tadashi Mori, adds vocal compliment with background vox, creating a vocal shimmer that breaks new ground for the local foursome. The results signal a a moment of stability for the act, as guitarist Bryan Aguirre explains:
“The music came together from us jamming at practice and came together so organically. We knew it was something special and is actually the most recent song we've written. We are now confident with what "The Trims" sound like and it's finally becoming our sound.”
The track maintains The trim’s core dance-ability, with Aguirre’s signature guitar texturing the driving rhythm section. But the key remains in Maciel’s singing/songwriting abilities. Maciel, himself, comments on the song’s universality regarding love, loss and despair:
"This song is about the awful cycle many people go through of mistreating and neglecting someone when you have them, then loving, missing, and anguishing over them when you lose them. And then having no choice but to reflect on the many mistakes that were made."
The video is credited to Whitney Dinneweth at Above the Cut Films, a videographer who’s become a regular as a visual accompanist. Lyrics are available on the video’s YouTube page (click through on the video).