A Day in the Life: Social Distancing with Matt Boroff

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Before COVID-19 appeared on the world stage and altered daily life as we knew it to be, I was spending a lot of time alone in my home studio writing and recording songs. I was also doing a lot of thinking. During a typical day, I’d often look out at the world around me and see things like unhinged greed, self-interested ego-maniacal vampires in positions of power, outright lying as a way of life, fear mongering and a planet becoming less inhabitable by the day. I didn’t have any solutions for the things I’d witnessed, so instead I’d write songs about them.

Now that we’re living in the era of social-distancing and daily life as we knew it to be has been undeniably altered, I’ve been spending a lot of time alone in my home studio writing and recording songs. I’ve also been doing a lot of thinking. During a typical day, I’ll often look out at the world around me and see things like unhinged greed, self-interested ego-maniacal vampires in positions of power, outright lying as a way of life, fear mongering and a planet that’s becoming less inhabitable by the day. I don’t have any solutions for the things I’m witnessing, so instead I’m writing songs about them. 


If you’ve ever looked into a mirror and wondered who it was that’s staring back at you, this song may be just what you need or perhaps it should be avoided at all costs?

While practicing social distancing, listen to my latest song, "Let It Come Down":