Caitlin: Wych Elm | Artists in Lockdown

Today’s Artists in Lockdown interview is with Caitlin from wych elm!


How has lockdown affected wych elm and any plans you had?

Well, we were planning on recording more material and had a few exciting shows lined up, which unfortunately had to be cancelled. It’s given us a lot of time to plan for the future though, and really think things out before we throw ourselves in again. I’ve definitely learnt to appreciate it more.

How have you been keeping busy during lockdown?

I’ve been trying to, I’ve been recording lots of demos, not so much recently as it’s been too hot to even move. I’ve tried some new hobbies though, like baking and sewing. I’m drawing even more then I used to.

Have you managed to be creative at all? If yes, what have you been working on?

Yes! Along with recording demos for wych elm, I’m even working on a little solo EP about the reflection I’ve had during lockdown and my mental health. Just gonna record it in my bedroom I think. Really lofi and depressing.

What is the first thing you want to do when lockdown is lifted?

Probably get some cheap fast food and have some drinks in a garden somewhere with my friends! I’m dying to do a live show, but I don’t know when they’ll be brought back, which is a shame.

Has the lockdown affected your mental health at all? How?

Yeah, massively. Not in the way I thought it would’ve though. I’ve been alright. I’ve been able to improve on my mental health a lot, had a lot of time to reflect and sort of go through a rebirth period into adulthood and womanhood. It’s been good for me I think. Meditation has really helped, just being able to get out of my own head for a bit. I’ve had bad days, but I can’t imagine what it’s like having bad mental health throughout this lockdown. We all really need to look out for each other!

How can fans support the artists they love during this time?

Keep listening to our music! Don’t forget about us! Of course if you’re in the finical position to donate any amount of money to save our venues, that would be a good call. I’m quite worried there won’t be many venues to go back to. Also buying merch of course, which we put all the money back into recording new music!

Thank you Caitlin for answering my questions!

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