David Usher is impatient to return to the stage with his band partners Moist, but he fears that several venues will not survive the pandemic.
“We are losing places to play,” laments the singer, called on to speak on the challenges that will arise for musicians once COVID-19 is tamed.
As Andréanne A. Malette had expressed in our pages, Friday, David Usher foresees difficult days for the music industry. He is especially saddened by the fate of small rooms, which are the most at risk in his eyes.
“Once you lose them, they become condos or whatever. It worries me. Places where we used to get together to play and listen to music will disappear, ”says David Usher, with whom The Newspaper spoke, Friday, the day of publication of Tarantino (Bullet Kill Sex Love Thrill), first single from Moist’s next album, due at the end of 2021.
He misses the scene
If it was up to him, David Usher would already be on the boards singing it in front of delirious fans.
“It surprises me how much I miss the stage, escapes the Montreal-based singer. When you’ve been doing something your whole life it can wear out, but when it’s taken away from you you realize how important it is. “
Moist could have filled this gap by giving concerts online. However, the virtual, very little for Mr. Usher.
“I like those who do, but that’s not what I play music for and that’s not what I want to do. I want to play where I can communicate with people, ”he insists.
Just before the pandemic
Last March, the members of Moist gathered at a Toronto studio to record the successor to Glory Under Dangerous Skies, released in 2014, when the pandemic hit and sent everyone home.
“We were lucky to have been able to write and rehearse the songs together. We know what it’s going to be like on stage. “
Even though it was composed before confinement, Tarantino (Bullet Kill Sex Love Thrill) – the title refers to the many films by filmmaker Quentin Tarantino that David Usher has watched over the past year – echoes the crisis we are going through by speaking of this chronic dissatisfaction that pushed us, before COVID-19, towards excessive consumption .
“It’s true that the pandemic made us go back to basics, when we were used to always wanting more. At the same time, I fear that when the pandemic is over, we are still so crazy. “