Los Angeles, CA – June 25, 2021 – Today, international four-part musical hybrid group Gone Gone Beyond has released their sophomore independent full-length album 2030. PRESS HERE to listen. 2030 is a 12-track collection of existential love songs, exploring our connection to one another and the planet, named for a year, in the not-so-distant future, which many believe is a tipping point for humanity. The final lyrics on the album state, “I hope I see you in the year 2030,” which speaks to a motivation the members of Gone Gone Beyond share to propagate seeds for a brighter future. Coinciding with the release of 2030, Gone Gone Beyond has revealed the official music video for the album’s lead single and opening track “Canyons.” The new visual, filmed and directed by Paul Korver on Super 8, was shot in Topanga Canyon, just outside of Los Angeles – PRESS HERE to watch.
“This album is a landmark in our lives,” shares the members of Gone Gone Beyond. “It’s the starting point of a new season, a new beginning, a collective reset. We’ve laughed, we’ve cried, and we’ve traveled with these songs. We’ve traversed the full spectrum of emotion and experience with these songs, and now we are excited to share them with the world.”
Gone Gone Beyond has also announced their first live shows for 2021. The quartet will head to Colorado from September 23rd through 25th to support Dirtwire, stopping in Boulder, Denver and Fort Collins. Tickets are on sale now – PRESS HERE for info.
Each player of this musical family – comprised of multi-instrumentalists/singer-songwriters David Block (Los Angeles/NYC), Danny Musengo (Iowa/NYC), Kat Factor (Santa Cruz) and Mel Semé (Cuba/Barcelona) – brings a unique and diverse perspective on sound, culture, and life. The synergy is magical. With 2030,Gone Gone Beyond delivers an urgent message of hope and change for our planet set against their inimitable brand of music, described by Consequence of Sound as “mesmerizing future folk,” that honors the traditions of folk-Americana songwriting while bringing together a myriad of influences from electronica, jazz, soul, and world music. Gone Gone Beyond has created a meaningful, inspirational, and long-lasting collection of art with their new album, a true representation of the group’s collaborative spirit and outlook on our ever-changing world.
2030 opens with “Canyons,” an acoustic, harmonic homage to those who came before them in search of a mystical West, described by Danny as “a voodoo lullaby with all the whimsy of Alan Watts and all the heart of Neil Young.” PRESS HERE to watch a performance video of “Canyons” from the Hotel El Ganzo in Baja, CA, where the band was joined by Sean Rodman of Moontricks. The album also features the haunting love song and recent single “Another Earth” featuring Kat on lead vocals and“Lost In America,”a tale about experiencing a new life in America with Mel leading the vocals. Elsewhere on 2030 are “Coast,” a banjo and 808-laced harmonic track, and “Little Moon,” a galactic love song that sees Danny and Kat sharing the vocal spotlight, which have collectively amassed over 2 million streams since their releases last year. In a way of bookending the album and best encapsulating what Gone Gone Beyond’s sonic range is, the group took “Canyons” and reimagined the sound for the song “A Better Way To Love.” Where “Canyons” is a pure stripped-down, unplugged track, “A Better Way To Love,” with the same lyrics, is a lush landscape of deep house beats that beautifully showcases David’s electronic music production skills. Full track listing for 2030below.
Gone Gone Beyond first formed when David, through his collaborations with his project The Human Experience, introduced solo artists Mel, Kat and Danny to one another. Since the release of their EP, 49 Bogart, and the debut of their first full-length album Things Are Changing in 2019, Gone Gone Beyond has performed at a range of high-profile events including Coachella, Lightning In A Bottle, SXSW, Red Rocks, and the UN General Assembly, while accumulating millions of streams with their unique sonic landscape. As a microcosm of the world and all its exquisite diversity, Gone Gone Beyond hopes to inspire every generation in all corners of the globe with songs that everyone can sing along to.
2030 TRACK LISTING
2. Little Moon
3. Rain Down
6. Lost In America
7. She Just Can’t Help But Shine
10. Another Earth
11. A Better Way To Love
GONE GONE BEYOND TOUR DATES
September 23 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
September 24 – Denver, CO @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
September 25 – Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
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