A Day in the Life: Social Distancing with Reaven

Romeo, vocalist/guitarist: It’s been a very particular period. Being in a band during a time of quarantine, it’s like a challenge you have to face. First, the tours were cancelled. We were supposed to have our third European tour and our first US tour. It was hard to see all this work, all these plans, slowly disappearing... But then, we had to face it. To find new ways, new paths to spread our music to the world.

We’ve been in our recording studio almost every day, but not only that, we tried to develop our communication - contacts with radios worldwide. We had to do something to exist.

In the middle of the night in April 2020, I had this melody in my head coming at 2 a.m. I woke up, took my guitar and started to sing it and create it.

The day after, I played it to my drummer Vince, and this is how our last release, “Escape”, came to life. We wanted to express through music and a (homemade) music video the struggle we’ve all been living during quarantine. For some people, it was a physical struggle; the fact of being locked up in small spaces. For others, it was a psychological fight. We all need to escape reality a bit from time to time, especially when daily life is getting complicated. This song reflects what we felt during this period. Tough moments, good moments.

But, we also had the time to finish our album to come, called For Tomorrow, and to prepare the release of a new EP, (Be)For Tomorrow. Since we’re not back on tour, we cannot properly release our album and defend it on stage. But, we wanted to give something to our audience to wait before the album, and so this idea of an EP came naturally.

I think we have all learned something during this year. To always see above the horizon line, above the storm and the clouds. We kept on working six days out of seven. Trying to create, trying to have new ideas, new projects. The world won’t stop spinning. So we had to keep on moving forward.

We’re slowly starting to book tours again so we really hope we will meet you on the road. We miss you!! So until then, please take care and be safe.

With love, Romeo

While practicing social distancing, listen to our EP, (Be)For Tomorrow: