Genre-bending indie band The High Plains Drifters have released the lyric visualizer for “Since You’ve Been Gone” off their forthcoming second album about love and loss. CLICK HERE to watch and CLICK HERE to download/stream. Directed by Lars Jørgen Sundnes Skaland, the visual depicts the story of a spaceman grasping for comfort as the memory of his love recedes into the vastness of outer (and inner) space. The track, which tiptoes between neon synths, airy bass, and a glitchy beat, was inspired by a particularly painful breakup when frontman Larry Studnicky was still young enough to believe in the theory of the ‘one and only’. His girl dumped him, broke his heart, and forever disabused him of that notion, but the pain inspired “Since You’ve Been Gone,” which captures the feeling of utter disbelief after your significant other leaves.
“‘Since You’ve Been Gone’ was written years ago from a place of great pain. I was young, naive, and believed I had found my “one and only”. I was over the moon for her, so high that I could’ve been orbiting the sun, but she crashed me to earth in a fireball that burned my heart to a crisp. Being dumped by her triggered this song’s lyrics and melody,” shared Studnicky. “As I wrote the lyrics, I sought to capture that sense of devastation that comes from a huge heartbreak. There would be no brave face on this song’s narrator — he feels nothing but a crushing sense of loss and longing. And he’s too embarrassed to admit to anyone that she’s gone.”