With so many people around the world unable to go to work because of the coronavirus, a lot of business has come to a screeching halt. The music industry has been affected too, with live shows, festivals, and studio time canceled or postponed. That hasn't stopped artists from making and sharing music. Some are deciding to share that album they've been sitting on, others are setting up makeshift studios and collaborating remotely. When you sign into social media, you're probably seeing a lot of your favorite artists using the downtime to connect with fans through home performances and conversations.
Music keeps going, and it keeps us going too. In times like these it's more than a distraction, it's a little bit of relief from the daily anxiety we're all feeling right now. Here's our latest round of Best New Artists, featuring some new music that hopefully helps you get through the week.