The pandemic has not been kind to anyone. We are all tired, antisocial, and depressed, just waiting for this uncertainty to end, uncertain if it ever will.
The luckiest few, however, were able to benefit from the amount of free time in the empty spaces of their homes. There is someone in our lives who either started making art, opened their home business, or learned new skills. Dwight Abell (aka dwi), known as a bassist of Vancouver’s favorite alternative band The Zolas, is one of those select few. Being stuck at home, and isolated from his bandmates, dwi has finally found time and energy to get his creativity out and to work on his solo project. After putting up a few singles, first independently, then through Light Organ Records, dwi released his debut album Mild Fantasy Violence on October 1st, 2021. I can’t tell you how many charts it topped and how many Grammys it won, since this is not the reality of being an independent artist. But let me speak from my heart – because it has topped my personal charts and has given me, a depressed millennial who is forever obsessed with the 80’s post-punk, a safe space and a reminder of how important it is to befriend your vulnerabilities and stay true to yourself.
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