Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard has shared a new song, entitled Life in Quarantine. Take a listen below.
Gibbard followed the song with a message for Seattle: “I know this is a really fucked up and scary time for everybody, including myself. And I know that we’re all trying to figure out what we can do to make it better, or what we can do to alleviate the suffering of someone else.” Gibbard also used the opportunity to urge people who could to donate any extra tents or sleeping bags to the Aurora Commons, a charity based in the city that will be able to distribute them to those in need.
The song was released separately to Gibbard’s daily streamed performances from his home studio. “We all freaked out right now,” Gibbard wrote on Twitter while announcing the streams. “I am, too. And while I’m proud that we’re all doing the necessary things at the moment to help flatten the curve, I know it has left us incredibly isolated.
“Be it with DCFC, Postal Service, or solo I have always been grateful for the honour you have bestowed upon us by choosing to congregate en masse around our music. Some of you have travelled great distances and/or shelled out large sums of money to see us play and that has never been lost on me. So in this crazy unprecedented time, I’d like to return my favour by coming to you.”
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