It was bound to happen sometime. All of the prospective promise of “great music once this is all over” has started to materialise before lockdown has even been lifted. Iceage are here with new song ‘Lockdown Blues’ and it’s our Track of the Day.
The Copenhagen post-punks have shared the new single amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak which has swept across the globe and seen most governments enforce a lockdown on their citizens in an attempt to quell the spread.
It has meant that many of us have spent the last few weeks Locke din our houses with only the small reprieve of grocery shopping to take our minds off the doldrums of indoor life.
Many artists have taken to social media to try and alleviate that boredom with countless listening parties and acoustic bedroom sets flying around the internet from your favourite artists. While other bands and singers have pushed back album releases to help get more bang for their buck promotion-wise, Iceage have done the exact opposite and released a brand new track.
Titled ‘Lockdown Blues’ the track is available through Bandcamp with all proceeds going to Doctor’s Without Borders in a bid to help fight against the virus. Iceage said of the song in a statement: 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.”
It’s every bit as heartening and foot-stomping as you’d hope it to be and makes a wonderful refrain from the delicacy of our situation. So, for a few minutes at least and take your mind off of being in lockdown with a song about being in lockdown.