Regina Indie-Rock Group Recording and Writing Through Pandemic
Following three self-released projects, Beach Body plans to release their first full-length album in late 2020 with an investment from Creative Saskatchewan’s Sound Recording Grant.
The need to social distance during the COVID-19 pandemic has been burdensome, but the group has tried different methods to overcome this hurdle.
“We have experimented with recording all of our separate parts at our respective quarantine zones and then mixing all the parts together. The demos end up out of time and out of tune, but it's been an entertaining way to keep in touch and keep things moving forward as best we can. It's also just exciting to be making new music and challenging ourselves a little bit to get things done in a timely fashion.” -Rory Copithorn, Beach Body
Though the attempts at recording separately did not prove entirely successful, the group has made progress and maintained good spirits by sending ideas and recordings back and forth throughout the writing process. Rory typically does most of the preliminary writing and arrangements for the group and has appreciated the solitude to focus on that creative process.
“We are currently doing our best to wrap up some demos while also continuing to write. Social isolation has allowed for a lot of spare time to sit on the songs and overthink everything and hang out with our dogs and bake sourdough and all of that,” said Copithorn