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 Jenna Leigh-Raine.
METAL ANARCHY: How have you been holding up during the coronavirus pandemic?
JENNA LEIGH-RAINE: I think, like most recording artists, it’s given me a fresh outlook and space to record a new album. I’m currently half way into finishing my next album in writing form so far.
METAL ANARCHY: Have you been using your downtime to work on new music?
JENNA LEIGH-RAINE: Yes, I’ve been recording what will be my next album. It’s predominantly rooted in rock with synth sonic walls. The themes seem to be based around dark force and finding peace within your life. It also mentions ‘How We Killed The World’ in a track called ‘GROUND’.
METAL ANARCHY: What was the last show you played or attended before the shutdown?
JENNA LEIGH-RAINE: The last show you may have seen me perform was at the Camden Roundhouse. The last gig I saw was Gary Numan’s (R)evolution tour in London.
METAL ANARCHY: Are you planning to play any livestream concerts during this time?
JENNA LEIGH-RAINE: Yes. Most probably on Stage It or Twitch, once I’ve completed the first single from the new album. I plan to do this by the end of February.
METAL ANARCHY: Do you think the live entertainment industry will ever recover?
JENNA LEIGH-RAINE: After hearing about some venues’ plans, they will hopefully open very soon, such as the world famous 100 Club on Oxford Street, London. But in general no one seems sure about the industry’s future, but I think it will survive. It will be different, I suspect we may even see shorter gigs. I was also imagining future designed venues that are made with huge ventilation flaps that rotate with filters purifying air etc. Gone the days of sweaty clubs
METAL ANARCHY: Lastly, is there anything fans can do to help your band or others that may be struggling during this time?