Delyn Grey surveys the modern-day Ghost Town of pandemic life in her topical new single and video — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
“This song came out two days into quarantine,” the Toronto alt-rocker says. “Feelings of helplessness, shock, and disbelief overpowered too much of my psyche, and had to come out. These are desperate times. We’re watching individuals, towns, cities, and countries so harshly impacted with the unknown, and will continue to do so until the storm settles. Funnily enough, this is probably the only uplifting and unifying song I’ve written. The world is in turmoil, and that can’t and should not be ignored. We have to do our part in taking this seriously.”
As for how, Grey sends a simple signal: “Use your voices. Not to delegate or to sway opinions, but to optimize this opportunity to share, connect, support, and heal. Don’t hide behind your screens and wait for someone else to make the difference. Find the answers, and feel the feelings. May we support each other in this dire time. May we embrace the opportunity to learn, heal and seek answers. Be kind to your neighbours. Be sensible and prudent. Be hopeful. Walk as one.”
Ghost Town is the latest preview of the singer-songwriter’s upcoming EP Quarantine. Watch the video above, check out a live version and hear more from Delyn Grey below, and follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.