The pandemic might have hindered some artists, but for others, they have flourished. Some have even formed musical partnerships to enhance this creativity. Curtis Walsh collaborated with fellow singer-songwriter Anna Pancaldi to create the stunning single Bend.
Bend features a thumping heartbeat drum pattern, a light and airy soundscape, and the pair’s smooth vocals which are at one at times. The song builds beautifully and you’re swept along on a tide of emotion and feel almost bereft as it draws to an end.
“I really enjoyed working on this track with Anna during lockdown. It was a very chilled approach despite writing it over video chat. Anna and I could both relate to the feeling of realising something has to change in a relationship but also being fearful of that change at the same time. So we tried to capture that emotion in this song”. – Curtis Walsh
“Writing and releasing this song with Curtis during lockdown was such a treat. We wanted to encapsulate the feeling of giving your every part to someone/something but coming to a realization that stepping back can at times be the most honest offering to you both when it’s no longer working.” – Anna Pancaldi
Anna Pancaldi has written about her experience as a music artist during the Pandemic.