The Band CAMINO Ponders "What Am I Missing?" in Cathartic New Single


Photo: Jimmy Fontaine

“What Am I Missing?” is a scream into the void—the alt-pop product of pent-up frustration.

The Band CAMINO has gifted us another rager of a new single, the second one of the year, creeping closer to a hopefully-impending larger release. Following the release of their self-titled album, these singles have opened the band’s indie-pop-rock prowess to new levels of angst.

“What Am I Missing?” welcomes us with a classic The Band CAMINO melodic addiction, hooking us with the perfect amount of driving rhythm and shimmering reverb. You can feel the momentary restraint bubbling up in the course of the melodies; the verses flow with a surge of growing desperation that builds us up to the chorus’s main question.

“What am I missin' you for? / Don't even know anymore Lately it's been twenty-four / Seven of this tug of war...,” sings the band. The chorus is just an absolute tidal wave of sound and emotion. It’s a cathartic release, yet somehow also stokes the fire of the song’s building frustration. Every element is on high: the crash of the cymbals, the grit of the guitar, the tone of lead singer Jeffery Jordan’s voice.

The Band CAMINO has this way of treating drums as a fluid tool, rather than a rigid structure, and this especially comes through in “What Am I Missing?.” They pull the percussion in and out of syncopation, sometimes punching in time with the arrangement, others falling on the off-beat to emphasize the retrograde-type confusion of the song.

Sure to be stuck in your head for days, in true The Band CAMINO fashion, “What Am I Missing?” will leave you angsty about a situationship you don’t even have.

Watch the "What Am I Missing?" lyric video below:


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