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Baroness perform "(Socially Distant) Tourniquet"

Posted by Loren on April 8, 2020

Baroness perform "(Socially Distant) Tourniquet"
photo by Pam Strohm

As Baroness and countless others adhere to the rules of self-isolation intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the band has put together an "as-live-as-possible" video of "Tourniquet," a song that first appeared on last year's Gold & Grey.

The video features each of the four band members playing at their own homes.

Read the band's collective statement and watch the cut below:

Hey everyone! Here’s an as-live-as-possible performance of ‘Tourniquet’ that we made over the course of a couple days during this period of isolation. We have all maintained a rigid policy of social-distancing since becoming aware of this pandemic; which has unfortunately deprived us of our much preferred means of playing music. Throughout this crisis, the overall safety and responsibility of our global human community far outweighs the individual value of any show, festival or tour. We’re refocusing and redoubling our energy to adapt to this situation as it unfolds. As difficult as it seems to navigate the effects of this virus, the isolation has not stripped us of our passion for Baroness’ music. Playing music so far from our bandmates will never be particularly natural. However, the experience of making this video through emails, texts and phone calls has been a powerful reminder of how inspiring and invigorating music can be in times of stress, struggle and confusion. We hope you enjoy this performance. It isn’t meant to highlight musical perfection or precision. Personally, it serves as a reminder that, no matter what situation we face, we are still able to enjoy friendship, family and community through something as simple as a song. Isolated but never alone… Baroness.

 

Baroness perform "(Socially Distant) Tourniquet"
photo by Pam Strohm

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