The boys in The Word Alive have been on a tear for the better part of a decade. With six studio albums to their name, the band has a need to create, which keeps them very, very employed. If they’re not on the road touring, they’re writing. If they’re not writing, they’re touring. They are, in essence, a musical, metalcore machine.
We took some time to talk with frontman Telle Smith to see how he’s been handling the ongoing epidemic. Read below for the goods!
HOW IS QUARANTINE LIFE? WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO KEEP YOURSELF OCCUPIED AT HOME?
Telle: Honestly quarantine life hasn’t been that rough for me. One I live in Los Angeles and the weather is so nice every day, but two I think my mindset this whole time has been to just make the most of it. I’ve been busy working on mixes of my solo music, developing a business behind closed doors, and then keeping up with my depop store and cameos on top of going on walks/runs and enjoying home life with my lady.
HOW HAVE YOU HAD TO ADAPT TO THE ABSENCE OF LIVE MUSIC?
I think a lot of bands, including ours, will embrace the live streaming aspect of performance to tide fans over. I don’t think shows will happen in 2020 realistically, but I hope that encourages fans to come out and support more than ever when this is all over with.
WHEN THIS IS ALL OVER, WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO THE MOST?
Just casually being able to grab a drink with friends and enjoy the rest of my time off from touring before hitting it harder than ever in 2021.
LET US KNOW A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE PLAYLIST YOU’VE COMPILED FOR US!
I picked some of the up and coming artists I have featured on my own playlist on Spotify titled “QUARANSCENE” so definitely check that out if you like my picks!