As a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Claudia Zanes witnessed the uncertainty, isolation and later the unrest that characterized the coronavirus pandemic last year, she struggled to find existing songs that captured the unprecedented nature of the time.
“We were starting to see the upheaval, the murder of George Floyd, the protests, the stuff that was happening was so in your face,” said Claudia, 41, of Baltimore. “Sometimes you’ve got to write your own songs, sometimes the songs that are out there don’t necessarily say the things that you want to say.”
Uh oh, it looks like you’ve hit a paywall! But don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. Here are a few ways you can access this story.