Interview with Zimmy Vocalist of SuperLung


By Mick Michaels

The Cosmick View: Hello, Zimmy and welcome to The Cosmick View/MBM Ten Pounder! Thanks for taking some time to chat with us! 

CV: Describe your definition of the band’s sound and style and how does that definition uniquely describe the music?
Zimmy: SuperLung has an early 90’s Seattle Grunge Rock sound being influenced by bands such as Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and 311. You can hear these influences in our music.

CV: Today, everyone talks about artist and audience connection. Is such a level of connection actually achievable for an artist and if so, how have you made the connection to your fans?
Zimmy: I strongly believe in the artist/audience connection. If people are there to see you, they deserve a show, bringing them into your world as a band. I love going to shows where you feel like you were a part of it when you leave. Our live shows are high energy, we love fan interaction such as letting them sing in the microphone or jumping up on stage with you, cracking jokes between songs, having fun. We are only able to do what we love with fan support…they are the most important thing to us!!

CV: Is fan interaction an important part of the band’s inner culture?
Zimmy: 100%...we want to make great music, but our pay off is the live show and connecting with our fans. They in turn, push our name out to others to check out and wear our shirts and hats all over getting the SuperLung name out there. Fans are always number 1 to us!

CV: Can a band truly interact with its fans and still maintain a level of personal privacy without crossing the line and giving up their “personal space” in your opinion?
Zimmy: I think that once you start your path as a musician or an actor, and you get some success, that is a blessing. We are a working class Rock band, but if there is ever a day that my personal life leads me to believe that fans cross the line, then I better get out of the game. I hope I always have time to talk with fans…I love doing that!

CV: Is music, and its value, viewed differently around the world in your opinion?  If so, what do you see as the biggest difference in such multiple views among various cultures?
Zimmy: I believe it is. Forrest (Bass) and I have had the opportunity of playing in the band Pushrod and played overseas. We played a lot of shows that no one knew who we were but they were there to support and show love through the music. Music is the international language even if you don’t understand the lyrics, it brings us all together as humans…it is a pretty special thing!

CV: Do you feel that a band that has an international appeal, will tend to connect more so to American audiences? Would they be more enticed or intrigued to see the band over indigenous acts because of the foreign flavor?
Zimmy: Honestly, I think bands are bands. The foreign flavor is always something that adds to the excitement of a show, but now with the digital world, you can find bands from all over the world and know about them before then come to the USA, or even if they never come to the USA. Most of us like bands for the music, no matter where they are from.

CV: Has modern-day digital technology made everyone an artist on some level in your opinion? Have the actual lines of what really is an artist been blurred?

Zimmy: I think that digital technology has given the working class bands such as ours, an avenue to get our music out to the world. This is a good thing because let’s face it, there are some awesome bands that never get out of their own hometown and are artists regardless of what the industry standards are.

CV: How would you describe the difference between an artist who follows trends and one who sets them?
Zimmy: Musically, you could probably lump every band into a category and say they sound like this band or that band. I try to look at the band as their own entity with influences, there are always going to get trend setters, but it is impossible to like so many different bands and not have them show up in your own music, and honestly, I love that about bands that show their influences and stay true to themselves. If you like the music, why not just enjoy it.

CV: Has music overall been splintered into too many sub-genres in an effort to appease fan tastes in your opinion? And has such fan appeasements, in actuality, weakened music’s impact as a whole by dividing audiences?
Zimmy: I really don’t like all the sub-genres myself, but if it helps fans connect and find bands that they like, who am I to argue that. I think real music lovers are going to find the bands they like regardless of what genre they are and to me that only strengthens the process.

CV: What can fans except to see coming next from you?
Zimmy: We hope to be playing shows in 2021…we had to shut them all down with the COVID crisis for 2020. We will be putting out a new album in 2021 as well and hope to start the recording process in late 2020.

CV: Thanks again Zimmy for taking some time and talking. It is greatly appreciated.

Check out SuperLung at:

Like The Cosmick View on Facebook at:   

My name is Mick Michaels...I'm an artist, music fan, songwriter, producer, dreamer and guitarist for the traditional Heavy Metal band Corners of Sanctuary. Writing has always been a creative outlet for me; what I couldn't say in speech, I was able to do with the written word.  Writing has given me a voice and a way for me to create on a multitude of platforms including music and song, articles, independent screenplays, books and now, artist interviews. The Cosmick View is an opportunity to raise the bar and showcase artists in a positive and inspirational light. For me, it's another out-of-this-world adventure.

March Baby Media
Publishing, PR and Promotions

The Cosmick Voice
Music, Talk & Nothing But Business

Want to see your logo here? Contact The Cosmick View for details and rates.