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The recent COVID-19 restrictions have meant that many artists are suffering from a loss of work and, as a result, income. Within the music industry it is unknown when concerts and festivals will be up and running again, meaning musicians are facing a difficult path ahead.
When businesses were asked to comply to COVID-19’s restrictions in the drop of a hat, the internet was primed and ready to safely let people order food, watch a movie or buy a new pair of shoes. The tool allowing this happens to be the very one that devalued recorded music at the turn of the century, forcing musicians to place all their bets on performing.
Following the release of The Beths ‘Dying To Believe’, TCI sat down for a conversation with Elizabeth Stokes to discuss their second album, music videos, her favourite New Zealand artists and the importance of grassroots music venues.
Jamie Lane aka James Day first emerged in 2018 with ‘Sink’, a bass-heavy pep-talk with himself to overcome the fear of losing his passion for music to his obsessive tendencies. While those tendencies appeared as a threat, his catalogue continues to prove that some introspection can be paired nicely with digging into FL Studio more than the average joe would dare.
Rock trio Columbus have just released a new single for 2020. Following their 2019 release, ‘Can’t Hide From What Hurts’, the new track ‘Out of Time’ hits in a similar way with an important message hidden behind the upbeat rock tune.
Don’t Waste Your Anger is the reflective, honest and human album that perfectly accompanies life at the moment.