2020 became the year Ramonda Hammer graduated from being the LA grunge scene’s best-kept secret to the songwriters of network TV’s angstiest title theme when the band’s single “Hoax” was picked to soundtrack the intro to Bill Burr’s Comedy Central program The Ringers. The recognition was well-deserved—the single comes from their powerhouse debut released last year, which feels like the beginning of a momentous career.
The band is keeping that momentum going today with their latest one-off single, “Big Hands,” which was produced by Illuminati Hotties’ Sarah Tudzin. It’s an earnest hard-rock ballad split between soft verses and heavy choruses, detailing vocalist Devin Davis’ recent relationship woes.
“I wrote ‘Big Hands’ during a time when I thought I was losing the love of my life,” shares Davis. “It’s a desperate apology. But It’s the kind of apology where you can’t find the words to say you’re sorry, so you make an offering, a token of affection that can’t undo what’s been done, but it’s the best you can do at the time. The song repeats several times: ‘It’s the thought that counts,’ and thoughtfulness has to mean something, right? It’s about working on emotional intelligence. Not condoning bad behavior, but it’s pointing out all the good that comes with the bad.”
You can hear the track below, or stream it here.