Lockdown Blues

"Lockdown Blues" is a single by Danish art punk band Iceage. The standalone single was released on 2 April 2020 through Escho.

"Lockdown Blues"
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Single by Iceage
Released2 April 2020 (2020-04-02)
StudioBlack Tornado
Copenhagen, Denmark
Genre
Length3:57
Label
  • Escho
Songwriter(s)
  • Johan Surrballe Wieth
  • Dan Kjær Nielsen
  • Elias Bender Rønnenfelt
  • Jakob Tvilling Pless
  • Casper Morilla
Producer(s)
  • Lars Lundholm
  • Nis Bysted
Iceage singles chronology
"Hurrah"
(2018)
"Lockdown Blues"
(2020)

BackgroundEdit

The song was written, recorded, and released during the COVID-19 pandemic and touches on the reality of quarantine and the sense of anxiety and loneliness associated with quarantine.[1] In a statement on the song, they state that "we’ve felt the urge to touch base now that the physical touch has been suspended and contribute an effort to raise spirits in the face of adversity. Our thoughts are with all those in jeopardy to the many various horrors in relation to the crisis, those situated on the front lines and those who are direly compromised."[2]

Proceeds from the song's sales went to Doctors Without Borders.[citation needed]

RecordingEdit

The song was recorded in March 2020 at Black Tornado Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark.[citation needed]

Critical receptionEdit

Spin Magazine writer, David Kohn called the "Lockdown" an urgent song with driving guitars.[3]

PersonnelEdit

  • Songwriting – Iceage
  • Performance – Iceage
  • Production – Iceage
  • Recording Engineering – Lars Lundholm
  • Mixing – Nis Bysted
  • Mastering – ET Mastering

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ DeVille, Chris (2 April 2020). "Iceage – "Lockdown Blues"". Stereogum. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  2. ^ Martoccio, Marta (4 April 2020). "Iceage Drop Coronavirus-Inspired Track 'Lockdown Blues'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  3. ^ Kohn, David (2 April 2020). "Iceage Address COVID-19 Worries in 'Lockdown Blues'". Spin. Retrieved 4 April 2020.