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Mads Jacobsen: “The Corona Virus Blues”

By: Eric Reyes
April 01, 2020

Buskers be busking, and Mads Jacobsen stays true to his musical roots with this folk/rockabilly remix. While some might see the lyrical content and subject matter as too soon or possibly too on the nose, we view this song as a needed musical release. 

The classic acoustic rock guitar and harmonica get a boost from clever mix work that uses the folksy sound of the base track to make something wholly new. This is the song that would be playing as you drove from closed Starbucks to shuttered LA Fitness and fought over the last roll of Charmin in a ransacked Safeway. The song asks us, through tongue in cheek descriptions of quarantine and curfew conditions, to get a rise and possibly a chuckle out of us. It also has a fun and infectious beat, plain and simple. 

A Seattle native who got his start singing to tourists for fun and spare change, Mads Jacobsen channels a winking, smirking raconteur and strolls through our troubled minds. Take a deep breath, turn up the volume, and let this rockabilly remix remind you that yeah, things are bad… but you know what… oh well. Be sure to tell us what you think of it on social media: @gasmaskmagazine.

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