Like much of the fare on Scott Songs Vol. II, “He Was Gone” is a radical experiment in empathy that takes the form of a warm, acoustic folk number. The track may center Garred’s songwriting, but it’s not autobiographical. Rather, “it’s about a man that just disappears,” Garred tells American Songwriter. “Maybe he took his own life. Maybe he just got lost. That doesn’t matter as much. What matters to me is he struggled and nobody checked in with him along the way.