Iceage - Lockdown Blues

Song of the Day
Hosted by John Richards
Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by John Richards, host of The Morning Show on KEXP, is "Lockdown Blues" by Iceage, a 2020 single on Escho.
photo by Steve Gullick
written by Janice Headley

Gibbard's not the only one releasing quarantine-inspired songs to benefit charity. Danish post-punk band Iceage have shared a new single inspired by feelings that have been brought up during lockdown. 

“The only way out is through,” sings frontman Elias Rønnenfelt. He paints a picture of the world as we know it now: "Empty shelves in barren streets / Confined domestic quarantine." The band writes on their Bandcamp page:

Written in the wake of the lockdown on gatherings, borders, schools and life as we know it, “Lockdown Blues” is an attempt at addressing this troubled new reality during Covid-19.

We’ve felt the urge to touch base now that the physical touch has been suspended and contribute an effort to raise spirit In the face of adversity.

All profits from Bandcamp will proceed directly to Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) who right now are doing their best to provide aid where it so urgently is needed the most.

Our thoughts are with all those in jeopardy to the many various horrors in relation to the crisis, those situated on the front lines and those who are direly compromised.

Stay safe, take care and keep up the good fight,

Iceage

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