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INTERVIEW: Supermassive

Answered by Cliff Hodson

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Hey, thanks for having us. We’ve been pretty good and really busy with everything going on with the band.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Hollow Days”?

Hollow Days is the our debut single and the only song that we’ve released so far. We thought it was the best song to come out with out of the three we recorded.

How was the filming experience for the music video?

We had a great time filming the video. It only took us a few hours of shooting and we actually did it all in a basement. A very unique experience to say the least!

How was the recording and writing process in Los Angeles?

The process was very fun and fast paced. We spent the first day setting up and deciding which songs we wanted to do. After pre-production, we got the tones we wanted and live tracked all of the instrumentals in two days. After that, we tracked vocals and auxiliary percussion for three days, and spent the final day making sure we liked everything.

What was it like to work with Jim Kaufman and how did that relationship develop?

We met Jim through a mutual friend and just started tossing song and riff ideas back and forth online. Working with him was a great experience and we hope to work with him again when we do a full album. He challenged us to record the songs live and pushed us to be the best we could be. I think it’s very important to have a producer that cares about your songs as much as you do, and Jim is definitely that guy.

How much did he influence the album?

Honestly, Jim really liked what we brought to the table and didn’t try to alter our sound at all. It was quite the opposite actually. The reason we live tracked the songs was because Jim thought it was the best way to capture our vibe on a recording.

Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?

We usually write our songs by just jamming a riff out and seeing what happens with it. We try to stay away from overthinking things. The same concept applies to how our lyrics are written. I’ll be humming along melody ideas and sometimes words just happen out of nowhere. At that point, I’ll sit down and see what those words make me feel, and go from there.

Any plans to hit the road?

Yes. We are going to be playing as many shows as possible and are working on some tour opportunities as well.

What else is happening next in Supermassive’s world?

Right now, we are promoting Hollow Days as much as possible while playing as many shows as we can. We have a couple more songs to release in the near future, and have to decide when the right time will be to do so. We might do a video for the next song as well. It’s all in the works!

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