How have you been spending your time in the lockdown? What have been the impacts on your creativity?
Iggor - We have spent hours and hours inside the studio. As far as being creative it was very good to have this time for our own. Of course we are worried about what's going to happen just like all the other artists and I am not talking about musicians exclusively. But as far as being a creative person - this was something quite positive for us, right?
Laima - Yes, a bit needed as well. When you are trying to create between tours and gigs you always have to break the chain of creation, you have to restart and allow yourself to come back from a place, deal with the jet lag, put your house in order and then start working again. Whereas now we can be immersed. Of course there is a lot of tension and anxiety that everyone is going through, but also there is this amazing need of sharing with people what it is to be creative and to be creative within yourself. It's interesting - it's necessary and it's a reset!
We see a lot of art and music going online - streaming, digital events and so on. Is there something that the current occurrences have made you realize about the music industry altogether? Anything you would like to change in the future or perhaps something that we - people of the industry - should think about as a collective?
Laima - When this all started that was the first thing that came to mind - how the music industry works and how you are so sucked into a system that sometimes you don't even agree with.
Iggor - You just flow with it...
Laima - When we started - in the very beginning we were like Let's DJ every Friday! but then it created so much noise that I asked - is it worth it? Everyone starts as a blank page, and everything is allowed. So you really have to think within yourself - what do you want to do? If you can do everything or anything, stream on Instagram, get fans on Facebook and Twitch - things that I didn't even know existed... But then there's the question Wait, is that really me? Is that what I really want? It's a tricky one when you have too many options. But as you said, within the music business it has been really interesting to see the roles of different people. So many people involved - promoters, agents, venue owners, managers and us. And now we see how being the artist is the best part of being in the industry. Because we can still create.