Super Duper announces debut LP with cinematic double single ‘Die For You / Hurricane’
Super Duper has officially entered album mode, announcing that his long-awaited debut LP, HALLELUJAH!, will drop November 11 via FADER Label. The Nashville-based producer has been teasing the project throughout 2020, releasing two new tracks virtually each month since March, providing fans with sonic staples to look forward to amid strict stay-at-home guidelines.
Throughout the campaign, Super Duper (real name Josh Hawkins), has seen his compositions tagged for big brand campaigns. His EP focus track, “Feel My Way,” provided the sound for a Fruit of the Loom commercial, “Do It For Myself” soundtracked Peloton’s Bike+ campaign, and his remix of Bob Marley’s “Sun Is Shining” for Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 on Netflix even took his talents to the video streaming platform. Super Duper has also garnered support from Spotify’s essential playlists such as Dance Rising, not to mention YouTube tastemakers like Chill Nation and MrSuicideSheep.
His latest double single, “Die For You / Hurricane,” is a melodically balanced arrangement that features dreamy vocals with synth-lead breakdowns on “Die For You,” and instrumental bliss laced with orchestral piano rhythms on “Hurricane.” Of the two tracks, Hawkins explains,
“[‘Die For You’] was one of the first songs that I finished for the album because it was always a favorite. The structure isn’t very normal, but I just let the song evolve and grow over time and ignored the typical songwriting rules…It’s a very freeing song for me personally as a producer but the mood and feeling also leans into that feeling of freedom as well. [‘Hurricane’] went through a lot of different versions to get to the finished product…I was listening to a lot of Moby when I started this song and he really inspired some cool pieces of the production…the outro is one of my favorite parts of the record so be sure to listen to the very end.”