Musicians Offer Hope Amid Global Concern

There is a light that never goes out, and in times like these, it’s much needed. In the early months of 2020, the world went through a pandemic that caused almost everyone on the globe to stay indoors. COVID-19, a newly infectious virus, caused panic in some and fear in most, but talented artists offered an optimist view from their quarantined homes.

Ben Gibbard

Lead singer of Death Cab For Cutie, Ben Gibbard is a songwriter from Washington state. In his quaint music room, he performed live once a day to an online audience.

Staying true to his roots, Gibbard then released a new song, ‘Life in Quarantine.’ He paints a picture of the world’s time during self-isolation to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Gibbard also encouraged donations to a multitude of non-profit organizations that are dealing with issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Neil Diamond

All-American singer-songwriter Neil Diamond is usually known for his hit song ‘Sweet Caroline.’ So, as a way to inform others in his own way, Diamond performed a rendition of his famous song but, this time, with a new focused message in response to the spreading virus.

I dare you to listen to Sweet Caroline without singing in ‘dun, dun, dun’ or ‘so good, so good!’

Steve Martin

Breaking out the ol’ banjo, Steve Martin posted a short video of himself playing a fun tune.

A good distraction, indeed, Martin has been playing banjo for over 50 years and it shows!

With more time on everyone’s hands to be creative, Martin shared his favorite way to jam out.

Marc Rebillet

A master of beats, Marc Rebillet is an electronic artist who posts a lot of his work on Twitter, both inspirational and funny.

With a realistic but great message, Rebillet shared a catchy melody reminding us to enjoy life as it is while it lasts.

This may be my favorite so far since it helps calm down any panic we may feel lately.

Black Sabbath

I’ve been a fan of Black Sabbath since around middle school, so I was excited to see that they shared a cool playlist for anyone in isolation.

Found on Spotify, the playlist is full on ‘punny’ titled songs from ‘Don’t Stand So Close To Me’ by The Police, to ‘Stayin’ Alive’ by the Bee Gees, to ‘Solitary Life’ by Dr. Know.

Always a funny man, Ozzy Osbourne even posted this picture on Facebook.

There are many more artists out there trying to make the best of a not so ideal situation, so these were just some of my favorites. Who are your favorite musicians that are sharing some good?

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