Almost Gone

by The Weight

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Aloneness. Not a state but a process. Steeling into our lives unnoticed or crashing abruptly over us, shocking and unforeseen. A foreboding sense of desolation settles upon us, threatening with inexorable change our complacent expectation of perennial security.

ALMOST GONE. The fateful moment when we realize that someone, as reassuringly present as our own self, is fading out of our lives. Thoughts that, for years were lurking in our subconscious, now rise from the shadows, breaking free to trample our mind underfoot. He or she is already almost gone. No longer can it be denied, leastwise not to ourselves. To this limbo, oscillating between desperate last hope and inevitability, THE WEIGHT have dedicated their latest musical jewel, ALMOST GONE. Commencing with the organ, reminiscent of a Sixties era soul ballad, a sacred anointment. One feels that this might end badly. Misgivings are confirmed by the band in the subsequent refrain, played in a nowadays too seldom heard six-eight time. Stylistically reduced and subdued. It’s not musical excess that draws our listener’s attention. But the song itself – a rarity in today’s rock arena. Such restraint in favour of the whole provides the space to tell the heart-breaking story of ALMOST GONE, directly and believably. To perform a song like ALMOST GONE, as musicians, is to walk a tightrope. Below on either side, beckon the dual chasms of kitsch and cliché. One must gauge precisely how much emotion to invest and when it's enough. An emotion that climbs in ALMOST GONE from the very first helpless cry of realization to angry submission before the mercilessness of the inevitable.

As THE WEIGHT in ALMOST GONE then treat us to a grand wordless, almost triumphal finale, one is bound to wonder whether, in the face of great desperation, there still smoulders a spark of hope for the morning. But that’s another story…

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Help me, I'm breaking
Apart in front of your eyes
Nothing could ever save us
Help me, I'm losing my mind
You're almost gone
You're almost gone
You're almost gone
Gone, gone, you're almost
Our memories and stories
Echoe of yesterday's chime
Nothing could ever save us
Help me, I'm losing my mind
You're almost gone
You're almost gone
You're almost gone
Gone, gone, you're almost
Gone with the wind
Gone with the tide
Gone with the one thing that's so hard to find
Gone with my love
Gone with my heart
Gone with a future that tears me apart

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released February 19, 2020
All songs written by The Weight • Tobias Jussel - Lead Vocal, Organ, Piano, Michael Boebel - Electric Guitar, Patrick Moosbrugger - Bass, Andreas Vetter - Drums • Produced and recorded by The Weight at Heavy Rhythm & Roll Studios, Vienna • Basic tracks recorded at Far Beyond Recording • Audio Engineering by Matthias Reithofer & Patrick Moosbrugger • Mixed by Oliver Zülch • Mastered by Martin Scheer • Photography & Design by Simon Anhorn

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The Weight Vienna, Austria

Adam & Eve expanded their consciousness with the forbidden fruit and THE WEIGHT expand yours with their passion for 60s and 70s rock music.
Heavy, groovy, bluesy, sexy and a bit nostalgic - THE WEIGHT guide their audience to landing fields of leaden zeppelins, the deepest purple or to the who’s who when it comes to throwing TV sets out of hotel room windows.
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