Todd Barrow: The House That Love Built, exclusive interview

Cosmo Press presents an exclusive interview with a Texas based independent Country artist, Todd Barrow. Get to know more about Todd Barrow and be sure to visit his website after our interview: www.ToddBarrowMusic.com

CP: Hi, Tod! We are facing a brand new world today. Suddenly, millions of people are stuck at home. How did covid-19 pandemic affected your life?
TB:
 This has been a challenge for all of us. This so called, new normal is very strange. Going out to the grocery store wearing a mask. Social distancing while in public. Impacted all my live shows being cancelled.

CP: Was it hard for you to stay in self isolation?
TB: Absolutely! I like being around people and in social settings. Very hard to be isolated but understand that it is saving lives.

CP: How does the global situation affected your concerts?
TB: When Covid-19 hit all shows were being rescheduled then cancelled. Had to start thinking about new ways to still perform live music. Major impact on the music industry especially for artists, bands & musicians. The bigger events hire workers to take tickets, serve food & drinks, etc. Believe towards the summer time things will open up.

CP: Did you get some positive moments out of staying at home? Spending more time with family, dedicating more to music…
TB: A lot of material to write about during this crisis. Historic times we are experiencing now. Being around loved ones always helps to not feel alone. Developing new ideas for the future in the music industry.

CP: Did you get some home setup for recording while we are stuck inside?

TB: I quickly had to get familiar with how to work the i-phone camera for facebook live streaming. Microphone, lighting, back drops, etc.

CP: In summer you released a new single “Hell and Back”, it is almost prophetic words nowadays, don’t you think?
TB: You are so on the right track. Learning from the past that the human spirit finds a way in turbulent times to make it. Getting through it and getting stronger.

CP: I can see that “Hell and Back” basically tells the whole story, how the world changed nowadays. Simple things are so difficult and we learn to appreciate the small moments that we used to take for granted. And your single “The House That Love Built” gives us the hope, that we all should cherish. The world will become better! And one day difficult times will be over. Do I get this right?
TB: Love how you phrased this. We can make a difference when we do our part. You are essential and have purpose on this planet.

CP: Do you plan a new music release? 

TB:
 Working on several new tunes. Still in contact with talent buyers for future shows. Practice, practice, practice!!!

CP: What are the current projects you put your hands on?
TB:
 Current project is called, Country's Just Cooler. Message about real country culture....... Radio promoters tell me it has gone #1 in Europe.

CP: What is your inspirational quote of the day?

TB:

 "Be the change that you want to see in the world"- Gandi

CP: Thank you so much for sharing with us! We hope life will become good again, just like in “The House That Love Built”!

Listen to Todd’s music: http://www.ToddBarrowMusic.com

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