A Day in the Life: Social Distancing with Kelsey Coleman


COVID and the pandemic has caused everyone to reexamine how we do the things we do daily, and learn to either adapt, pivot or reinvent the processes and strategies we used pre-pandemic. If anything, this past year has taught us all a lot more compassion and mindfulness about others and health - nothing to take lightly.

One of the hardest things about being an artist during COVID for me is the lack of in-person, face-to-face collaboration with other creatives due to isolation. Everything from producing, recording, performing and shooting music videos has changed. I love writing with other people, and bouncing ideas back and forth is one of my favorite things about being a songwriter. The other hardest part of the pandemic as a performer is the inability to perform live concerts.

Traveling and the live music business completely shut down, and it’s still not back 100%. As an artist, not only is traveling and performing an important part of expressing yourself, but it is another way of marketing yourself besides social media. When I launched my first single in early February 2020, I expected to hit the road with my music, but was quickly let down when the pandemic started.

I as well as my entire family have been fully vaccinated and we continue to follow all current CDC protocols to keep our friends, associates and collaborators safe. There’s no telling when or if things will ever return to the way we once knew…but you can bet, nothing is stopping me from continuing to write, record and produce great songs. And I cannot wait for you all to hear what’s coming up next! Stay safe and stay strong friends.

While practicing social distancing, watch my music video for "Break Mine":