Supermassive's 'Hollow Days': Exclusive Premiere of Debut Single From Ex-Divot Members
Today, Billboard is hosting the streaming premiere of "Hollow Days," the debut single from hard-rock duo Supermassive, featuring vocalist/bassist Cliff Hodson and drummer Jeff Siptrott, formerly of the band Divot. The pair -- which decided to continue as a duo as the result of "taking a risk and trying something new," says Hodson -- hopes the song will kick off a productive year.
"We are going to be doing as much touring as possible, for sure. We are also going to release the music video for 'Hollow Days' very soon," promises Hodson. "Everything else is up in the air at this point, but we are going to bust our asses to make sure that 2017 is a good year."
The Elmira, New York, act put together a three-song EP in May 2016 under the eye of producer Jim Kaufman (Anti-Flag, Helmet, Opiate for the Masses). "Jim is a great dude, and recording with him was an awesome experience," enthuses Hodson. "We got in touch with Jim through a mutual friend of ours. We showed him some demos of the stuff that he really liked, so we drove out to L.A. and spent a week there tracking the EP."
Hodson describes Supermassive's sound as "raw and authentic … Everything we write kind of just happens when we are jamming in a room together, so we try our best to keep that visceral energy intact since it's the best representation of who we are. I'm a huge fan of rock music from the '90s and early 2000s. Our biggest inspirations are bands like Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, Rage Against the Machine, Alice in Chains and Queens of the Stone Age." He explains that Supermassive was moved to write "Hollow Days" due to "the time period that we are living in and how people are coping with it."
Listen to "Hollow Days" below:
For more information about Supermassive, visit the duo's Facebook page.