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 speaking with none other than Brando!

What is your current situation; are you at home alone, with family, or friends?
I’m actually currently by myself in my apartment, but I still see my family and my girlfriend.

Have you been dealing with any mental health issues as a result of this isolation?
I’ve been fortunate to not have any issues regarding mental health, but my thoughts go out to everyone who is currently having to battle mental health issues due to isolation. 

What have you been doing to manage your mental state (e.g. meditation, yoga, writing music etc). 
I actually bought a stationary bike to try and keep fit while being stuck inside, and that has done wonders for me in regards to keeping me sane. I’ve also been busier than ever in regards to music releases and such so I really haven’t had time to dwell too much.

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?
I’ve tried to collab with producers via email and Facetime, but it’s not quite the same as being in person at the studio working. I feel like creatively there is something lost when you can’t sit down and collaborate with someone face to face, so that aspect of my job has been tough adjusting to.

Do you have any words of wisdom that you would like to share with fellow artists and your fans?
Keep active as much as possible, whether it’s exercise or creative pursuits, it’s helped me a lot while in isolation.

What is your “go-to” song right now?
Wow that’s a tough one, but I’ve always been a fan of Saint JHN and his Roses (Imanbek Remix)  is amazing. I’m glad it’s catching on as much as it has!

Make sure you check out Brando‘s latest hit ‘Look Into My Eyes’ which is out now via Armada Music.


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