Throughout the next few weeks, we will be sharing personal perspectives on the past year and a half throughout the COVID-19 pandemic from artists and those who work in the music industry.
The talk of a nationwide shutdown began while we were in the studio working our newest record, “Until The Sun Drowns.” We were riding a high of working on new music and preparing to get back on the road at the end of March. As we were wrapping up the initial recording sessions for the album and getting closer to our tour, it became more and more expected that our tour was going to have to be canceled. While we were upset these things were happening to us, we understood it was much larger than our Spring and Summer plans and decided to find the opportunity of it all.
After lockdown, we actually went back into the studio twice to work on two additional songs for the album as well as add new elements to the previously recorded music. Having the time to sit with the songs before releasing them gave us new ideas to add to the previously completed songs, which we’ve never had the chance to do before. We found ways to stay moving despite being so sedimentary. Playing live stream shows, pre-recording live sets to contribute to digital festivals, and doing live stream interviews to connect with fans. In place of shows, we invested our time creating visual content for each of our upcoming singles and ended up creating 5 stunning music videos. While things didn’t go as we initially planned, I think we made the most of it.