Sitting at home, doing nothing and not knowing what tomorrow would bring wasn’t easy on anyone, regardless of where they are from, what they are doing, or who they are for that matter.
Yet, that’s what millions of people from all over the world had to deal with back in mid-March when many governments ordered lockdowns in order to help stop the spread of the global pandemic that has been the coronavirus. Country singer Keith Urban recently opened up about his own experience with lockdown life and what helped him get out of the Covid-19 “quarantine slump” that he felt. Here’s what he has to say.
Keith Urban Is Finally Feeling Like Himself Again, Despite Coronavirus Challenges
In a new interview with CBS News, Keith said that while he considers himself to be a traveling musician by trade, all of the restrictions that were put upon him and his family definitely made it difficult for them to adjust to their new lifestyle.
He said, “I confess that I was – I didn’t transition smoothly into this new way of doing things. I was gonna put my sweatpants on, sit on the couch, watch TV with the family and wait ‘til the whole thing blows over.”
“I just didn’t do anything. Just did nothing for it seemed like eternity for me,” he explained. “The turning point came, I have a friend of mine who I call sometimes for advice. And I was telling him what was going on. And I’m like, ‘I can’t do this and I can’t do that and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.’ And he said, ‘Keith, is there anything that you can do?’”
Fortunately for the country singer, that’s when he realized he needed to do something in order to get the creative juices flowing again. He started to write and record music for a new album.
Keith continued, “And within that call, I started to pivot. And I know it sounds so cheesy, but really, that’s what it was. I pivoted over toward what I could do. There’s a chunk of this record, probably a good third of it that wouldn’t have happened without what we went through. I would say I had 70% of the record finished. So, some of these songs came because of the times, from the times, and were even created during that period as well.”
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