âWith restaurants and bars closed across the world, shows have been cancelled for months into the future, with no definite date of return. Fans are stuck at home, unable to support their favorite musicians and local venues. There are no winners in this kind of situation.
But many performers are getting creative: hosting live shows online and releasing new music to get them -- and us -- through all this.
Jess and the band sent an email last weekend to check in with their fans, and I was blown away by the genuine concern. She acknowledged how difficult this time is for many people. Second, their instincts have been to help in any way they can. So they've started a weekly Instagram Live Stream on Sunday nights, which you can find through the Instagram post below.
"We started this series because we believe wholeheartedly in the healing power of creativity and playing music with others. So far we have received dozens of submissions and are blown away by the talent of our fans. Keep it coming! If you're bored, JOIN US. If you're sad, this can be an outlet. Or a distraction. Or a way to process everything that is happening," the band said in their email.
Finally, they've recorded a new song, "Stop Pretending," -- which was written using the "Stay Home Stems" series! The song was written, recorded, mixed and mastered in two days at their house, and they hope it can bring a little bit of light in a dark season.
âHopefully we will be able to see live music in person again in 2020! But until then: watch live shows online, participate in musical collaborations, support artists through purchasing their music, and stay safe at home.