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Brit Drozda Makes Something Beautifulby Matt Olin on May 7, 2020
In the darkest days of COVID-19 in Italy, neighbors sung on their porches to entertain and inspire their neighbors.
In anticipation of Charlotte SHOUT! later this year, we’re asking Charlotte musicians to film themselves performing songs within earshot of the neighbors. In this edition of “SHOUTing from the Rooftops,” Charlotte singer/songwriter, Brit Drozda, sings her song “Make Something Beautiful” on her front porch.
Why Brit Chose This Song:
“I wanted to inspire friends and neighbors passing by to continue to engage and connect through art and through human connection. Though we might not be able to physically embrace or touch one another during this time of social distancing and COVID-19, it is so important to continue to connect and emote together. I wanted to give people a brief moment of rest, of distraction from the fear or anxiety, and a moment to consider how we can continue to make things beautiful, even in the midst of tragedy and uncertainty.”
Brit’s Advice for Charlotte Creatives
“During this time of quarantine and social distancing, I have discovered how much music and the arts are able to lift spirits. It is truly a gift to be able to share a creative passion with others. Now more than ever, it is important that we continue to perform, create, paint, draw, sculpt, act and write.”
“Connect with others on social media. Engage with your favorite artists. I have found so much community by reaching out to fellow musicians and encouraging one another to play streamed sets online for #charlottemusicchallenge. If your desire to create is depleted right now- which I feel like I’ve encountered periods of- find a new source of inspiration. Research other artists, try a new medium, whatever is going to fill you up. Keep following your passion and don’t be afraid to share it with others.”
What’s Next for Brit
“I have a brand new song — ‘Seashells & Stories’ coming out MAY 8 on Spotify, iTunes and streaming platforms. Local artist Windy O’Connor did my cover art.”
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