Metal Inside(r) Home Quarantine is Metal Insider’s new column during this time of isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We asked artists five questions on what’s been keeping them busy ranging from their favorite movies, food they’ve been eating, music they’ve been listening to and more. We caught up with guitarist Laura Cox as she’s been spending this time writing new music and learning how to make the best cheesecake.
What have you been doing to pass time during Quarantine?
I play a lot! I’m using this time to work on technical aspects of the guitar I’ve been neglecting for years. Like many musicians, I’m writing new songs too, recording at home. But I can’t wait to meet my band during rehearsals to work on this new stuff! Working alone has its limits. Other than that, I read, cook, go skateboarding from time to time. Things I usually didn’t have time to do because we were touring most of the time. This quarantine isn’t as bad as I expected!
Have you been listening to any music or have any playlists worth checking out?
That’s weird, but this situation makes me want to listen to different bands, different kinds of music. It makes me want to open myself up to music I wouldn’t have normally liked. As for Rock n’ Roll, I’ve been listening to recent bands/artists like The Lazys, The Last Internationale, and Emily Wolfe. That’s refreshing music!
A lot of people have been spending this time cooking including making their own bread, what food have you been prepping during this time?
I usually don’t cook. But my favorite dessert is cheesecake, and I figured I could use some of my time trying to cook my best version of it. So I’m testing different recipes and hope to have my perfect version by the end of the quarantine!
In terms of entertainment, what movies, TV shows, books, or games have been keeping you busy?
I was looking for some movies and TV shows about nature, freedom, some way to take a break from the quarantine stuff and all the horrible things you can hear on the news every day. I recently watched “Breath,” which is an Australian movie, mostly about surfing. I discovered a new TV show on Netflix, called “Outer Banks.” A good way to clear my head after a day of playing and writing songs.
What advice do you have for your fans in isolation during this time?
Be creative! I think now is the perfect time to try new things, maybe learn a different instrument, work on things you neglected all these years. I’m sure this quarantine can have some good effects on people. It’s not necessarily difficult to spend your time well, even if you’re stuck at home.