Nashville atmospheric, post-rock duo Hammock have released the single “Procession” b/w “Love In The Void” today, off their upcoming 12th studio album Love in the Void, due out January 27, 2023 via their own Hammock Music thru Secretly Distribution. In conjunction, the band has shared a stunning video from director David Altobelli, taking the viewer on a cinematic journey through both tracks. Watch + share via YouTube. Pre-order Love In The Void here.
Discussing the singles and its video Hammock’s Marc Byrd stated, “‘Procession’ is the opening ceremony leading into the title track, ‘Love In the Void’. The last section of ‘Love In the Void’ is probably the heaviest ending of any song we’ve ever done. The video captures this perfectly. It looks and feels like a weighted beauty… like the whole catastrophe. The procession of the big bang evolving into love in the void. It’s the forward movement of life, of yearning… the forward movement towards love. David Altobelli made a masterpiece with this video.”
Love In The Void was largely recorded in Nashville, co-produced with Grammy nominated engineer Chad Howat. The album features the ethereal voice of Christine Byrd (Lumenette), with Matt Kidd (Slow Meadow) bringing his spirit, piano skills, knowledge of technology, and orchestrating sensibilities.
With Love in the Void, Byrd and Andrew Thompson looked to create a space for nostalgic reflection – that type of universal yearning and longing we’ve all experienced at different times in our lives. As well as encourage us to slow down to notice, to experience, and to appreciate the things hiding in plain sight, that we take for granted everyday.
Love in the Void is an album that looks to the future, seizes the present, and unabashedly relishes the experiences and bonds that bring meaning to our days. Known for crafting orchestral works of stirring cinematic ambience, on Love in the Void Hammock bring guitar-forward, heart-pounding urgency to songs that shout through and shatter the static of complacency.
Love In the Void is not a negative existential statement. Discussing the concept behind it, Byrd offered: “Life can sometimes feel like an empty void but then there are those moments when everything seems shot through with ineffable beauty… the kind that takes your breath away or leaves a lump in your throat. Instead of seeing the void as negative, maybe the void can become the entry point for love. Maybe if we all could acknowledge our own inner void, we could learn to be more vulnerable with each other. To do a better job at loving each other, and making love a verb. When we choose to love in the void, we choose each other.”
Over the years Hammock have built a wide ranging group of loyal fans, from Ricky Gervais to Wayne Coyne, Jónsi to NBA all-star forward Kevin Love, their music crossing barriers and touching people deeply. Even at its quietest, Hammock’s music has always had great depth, conveying the everyday challenges we face both internally and with one another. And with Love in the Void, they have created their most complex and powerful work to date.