Many times when we write a song the meaning isn’t fully understood until after it’s completed. That was the case for “Hollow”. At the song’s inception the word, hollow, stood for “emptiness” but over time as the lyrics were completed it became more about “translucency.”
Our modern culture often time’s tries to cultivate immediate fulfillment as a selling point. In turn I think this has left our culture and society feeling more isolated and unfulfilled as ever as people become more and more dependent on the pharmaceutical industry and other vices to fill that void. This song is a reminder that it’s ok to be down, it’s ok to be unfulfilled, it’s just part of being human.