As the world goes deeper into self-isolation, it is important to keep the lines of communication open and continue to support each other as much as we possibly can.
Acid Stag has launched a new series titled “CABIN FEVER” where we ask artists from all over the world to give us some insight into how self-isolation has affected their creativity and mental health, and also ask what they have/will be doing to keep their sanity and creativity flowing through these difficult times.
Today we’re checking in with Brisbane producer Odd Mob to see how he’s handling things at the moment.
What is your current situation; are you at home alone, with family, or friends?
Odd Mob: Living with my fiancée 😊
Have you been dealing with any mental health issues as a result of this isolation?
Odd Mob: You’d think the time off would be great for writing ideas, but it does get difficult some days when the uncertainty of the industry causes a bit of anxiety.
What have you been doing to manage your mental state (e.g. meditation, yoga, writing music etc).
Odd Mob: Going for a good walk every afternoon has been great.
Have you tried collaborating with other artists online, and if that is a yes, do you feel this has helped you feel less isolated & confined?
Odd Mob: It does help you feel less alone when the person you’re collaborating with is going through the exact same thing you are.
Do you have any words of wisdom that you would like to share with fellow artists and your fans?
Odd Mob: Try to take things day by day & live in the present 😊 Living in the ‘what-ifs’ of the future won’t always help you.
What is your “go-to” song right now?
Odd Mob: The Difference by Flume & Toro y Moi
Make sure you check out Odd Mob‘s latest single ‘Wide Open’ which is out now via Tinted Records.