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.

We’re chatting today with rising star Gus Dapperton!

What is your current situation; are you at home alone, with family, or friends?
I’m at my parents house with my family and my girlfriend.

Have you been dealing with any mental health issues as a result of this isolation?
No, fortunately I haven’t.  I’m an introvert at heart so isolation hasn’t been a huge issue for me personally.

What have you been doing to manage your mental state (e.g. meditation, yoga, writing music etc). 
I’ve been making music, playing board games, and trying to come up with a daily routine.

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?
Yes I have. It doesn’t necessarily make me feel less confined but it’s a good opportunity to try collaborating in different ways than i normally would.

Do you have any words of wisdom that you would like to share with fellow artists and your fans?
Yes. Don’t force yourself to be creative at this time. It’s okay to let your feelings overcome you.

What is your “go-to” song right now?
My go to song right now is Settle Down by Santi.

You should check out Gus Dapperton‘s latest single ‘First Aid’ which is out now!

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