Khemmis frontman Ben Hutcherson has released a cover of Santana and Matchbox 20 vocalist Rob Thomas’ “Smooth” as part of his new project The Doctor Of Doom. You can check that out below and donate via Patreon to help Hutcherson raise money for the project.
Hutcherson told The Pit of the following about the track:
“In the songs that I had gone back to, there was something interesting happening. Because fuck, I could make a grindcore version of ‘Smooth‘ by Santana, and say, Ha ha! And that’s it. But for better or for worse, I spent a long time reconfiguring that song. Just the arranging of it took days, and then figuring out how I wanted to play things, and take the feel of the song and translate it to its other form.
And I probably wouldn’t have done any of this if I hadn’t been locked in my house while a deadly virus rages outside. I suddenly had this time where I’m not going on tour this year, next year, fuck, ever again? So I could say, Fuck it and go get whatever straight job is available now in the age of the virus, or I could really double down on really being a musician.”