Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “Music In The Age Of COVID-19” series, the feature where I discuss the ongoing pandemic with various musicians. This time I have an interview with Abby K.
METAL ANARCHY: How have you been holding up during the coronavirus pandemic?
ABBY K: I have been doing pretty well! I’m trying to focus a lot on school and building my career on social media.
METAL ANARCHY: Have you been using your downtime to work on new music?
ABBY K: I have written so many new songs over quarantine! In addition to this, I’m also taking a college songwriting class to take my music to the next level. In times like this when it isn’t very possible to play live music, you have to get creative to continue getting better.
METAL ANARCHY: What was the last show you played or attended before the shutdown?
ABBY K: I played March 12th in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was a great show and I can’t wait to play live again. The last concert I attended was Motionless in White back in February.
METAL ANARCHY: Are you planning to play any livestream concerts during this time?
ABBY K: We actually played a Livestream show back in July and recorded a Live EP from there. We are currently working on some details, and will be releasing the EP soon!
METAL ANARCHY: Do you think the live entertainment industry will ever recover?
ABBY K: I do think the entertainment industry will recover. Music will never just go away. People live for the energy at concerts and the feeling of being a part of something. Music is everywhere and I know someday bands will tour again.
METAL ANARCHY: Lastly, is there anything fans can do to help your band or others that may be struggling during this time?
ABBY K: If you see a band post on social media, share the post! Tag your friends, and help the bands grow their audience. If they release music, like I just did, give it a listen and share it with as many people as possible!