Las Vegas rockers Amarionette recently released a video for their new song, “Simple.” We caught up with the group and asked five things they learned, recording new music during the COVID-19 pandemic.
5 Things We Learned Whilst Making Music During The Pandemic
Get Creative While Creating: First of all, we knew that we still wanted to come out with a full length album during early 2020, and the quarantine wasn’t going to stop us. We only needed to finish the vocals for the album, but we were all somewhat apprehensive to be around each other. Nonetheless, we came to the conclusion that FaceTime studio sessions for hours on end was going to be the trick to complete the record. This worked out exceptionally well for us, and we still practice this all the time to fit in writing time into our busy schedules.
Routines=Music: Something that we noticed right away during the pandemic was that our monthly listeners on all music platforms went down immediately. The obvious answer was, “well, no shit. We are in the middle of the pandemic.” However, it truly goes to show how much of the population starts their day off with music while driving to work, going to the gym, on lunch breaks, at work, etc. and because none of this was happening a lot of artists suffered.
Learning New Instruments: being productive during the quarantine was a challenge for some, but for us we took advantage of learning new instruments, programs, etc. We had a blast experimenting new avenues that we haven’t in the past. It will definitely show on this new batch of songs we are working on for the upcoming release.
Fanbase interaction is crucial: We were able to connect with so many of our fans during the quarantine that we were able to build and maintain more relationships. It was nice being able to share music with fans before releases to get feedback, and it made the writing process more smooth. It also gave us a lot more confidence in the changes that we made musically. We obviously love what we do, and we have to please ourselves before we can please anyone else, but it was a great experience.
Don’t Give Up: The pandemic truly tested our love for music with so much down time, no shows, etc, but we persevered through it all. We are in a better position than we ever have, and have a lot of awesome opportunities upcoming because we didn’t throw in the towel. At the end of the day our ambitious mindsets and dedication to our craft made it impossible for us to stop doing what we love.