We just dropped the first single from our upcoming acoustic EP. It is an acoustic rendition of The Smashing Pumpkins song "Hummer" from Siamese Dream. They are such a huge influence on us as musicians and when we discussed doing a cover (a first for us) it didn't take long to settle on The Smashing Pumpkins. It was kind of a last-minute decision in the recording process for "Abandon Yourself" and it was basically recorded and mixed in a day. We were so stoked on how the song turned out we decided to use it as the single for the EP.
When making the post for Instagram, I tagged Billy Corgan himself in the post on a long shot that we would actually see it. After posting it Thursday night, November 5th, I woke up to almost a thousand views and a bunch of comments including "Great cover. Billy enjoyed this too!". I sort of blew this off at first thinking it was a joke or something. It turns out Billy Corgan himself actually posted the song to his Instagram story and all these views and comments were due to that. It is pretty awesome to know one of our musical idols took the time to listen and "validate" our cover of the song in some way.
We are excited to share the rest of the EP with you all soon. "Abandon Yourself" will be out on December 11th, 2020!
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