Long Island rockers Nowhere Left have been working on music as they’ve recently dropped their debut single “Tragedy.” We caught up with the group and asked them five things they learned about recording new music during the COVID-19 pandemic.
01) Communication is key. Being in person or on the phone is the best way to communicate. Trying to explain things in texts or emails, things can get misinterpreted and it can become frustrating. So make sure you’re able to communicate clearly with your band and producer.
02) Trust in your producer. Sometimes you have to take a step back and realize that your team wants what’s best for you and there will be moments you need to get out of your own way and just trust the process.
03) Don’t overthink things. Sometimes you can be recording and get too fixated on something you have in your head and cling to it rather than going with the flow and enjoying the process. It’s all about being creative and enjoying the experience
04) Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. Sometimes ideas that don’t necessarily fit the mold of what you think suits a specific formula turn out to be what makes a song stand out. Creating a vision that’s entirely unique to you as the artist and the producer is what helps keeps the music interesting and entices fans to stay eager for the next release
05) staying motivated is hard. but you have to keep pushing through your weaknesses; whether you’re tired, burnt out or worrying about how things will turn out in the end, you have to take a deep breath, stand up, and drive to the nearest cookout. cookout food will enhance your motivation, and get you to write the best fucking songs you ever wrote in your life.