In Corona Corner, we are asking musicians how the outbreak has effected them, how did they adapt to the situation, what did they learn. Flash (Drums) from LYNX shares his Corona experience with us today.
Hi! How are you doing during corona outbreak?
I’ve been doing alright despite all the changes to what we call normal life. It’s been trying at times but managing and adapting to the changes are just a part of life.
What have you cancelled/postponed due coronavirus?
Some family gatherings and shows were cancelled during the outbreak, but for me it just meant more time to practice so that I can be even better once we all make it through this and can play live shows again.
How the global coronavirus pandemic is directly impacting bands?
Bands were meant to be playing live music. That is the driving force behind being a musician and obviously, the pandemic has made a huge impact on that. However, once we are through this I believe live music will make a huge comeback with new bands emerging from the quarantine with a fresh sound and passion to put on a great show.
How are you keeping your fans during this chaotic period?
Lÿnx took the time to create new music and release 2 EPS during the quarantine. Having a home studio to record from really helped us get our music and we used the time to find new ways to bring our music to the fans.
What will metal look like when we re-emerge from isolation?
Metal is going to come back better than ever. People being inside for so long will make them want to come out to as many shows as possible. The time inside has shown everyone not to take live music for granted. We hope that we can play for as many people as possible once all of this craziness is over with.
Who will suffer the most after all: musicians, organizers promoters…
I believe if the music industry is suffering then everyone is suffering at the same time. We all play a vital part in this wheel and when we can’t play live shows it really puts a stop to everyone’s business and passions. It’s all about adapting to the times and using different resources available to bring the music we love to the fans.
What is your isolation soundtrack?
My isolation soundtrack is our song Crazy Crazy World. We wrote it as an anthem to what’s going on and it fits in well with a lot of the music I listen to.
Besides gigs, what/whom do you miss the most?
I miss being able to see everyone’s faces. Life is very different when we take away emotion by having to wear masks everywhere. I understand the importance of masks but I can’t wait to see people again as they should be.
Do you have any rehearsals during quarantine? If yes, how do they look like?
We did have rehearsals during the quarantine time. We followed social distancing as best we could. It was a bit different, but they are very important as we knew eventually, we would be playing shows again. We want to put the best show out there for every fan that comes to see us.
Thank you so much for your time. Stay safe!