Elly Zulaikha
April 22, 2020
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Most of us are probably getting the hang of staying at home by now. While it may not be easy, we’ve certainly weathered through the quarantine period so far by establishing some kind of familiar routine to keep us occupied. Everyone, including artists, took this chance to spend more time doing something they love like writing new music for us! Here are some of the artists who are currently working on new music.

1. Niall Horan

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The former One Direction member and solo artist, Niall Horan, challenged himself to write more songs after sharing a call with another famous singer-songwriter, Ed Sheeran after his fellow musician told him that he’s “trying to write one song each before lunch”. 

Hoping to get the productivity going, he’s also planning to write excerpts of verses and melodies as he hoped that at least one of his songs will be a hit. Who knows? Maybe we’ll enjoy a string of hits from him soon!

2. Harry Styles

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Fellow heartthrob and former One Direction member, Harry Styles, has jumped into the opportunity found from quarantine and you guessed it; he’s writing a lot of music. Not just music, but he’s taking the time to play his piano and guitar, plus another myriad of activities that involves music. 

Just like the rest of us, he also kept himself occupied with a consistent routine like meditating and reading. Styles also mentioned to Zane Lowe in a recent interview that he is currently staying with some friends and they have been ordering food for as long as they can to help support local businesses. 

The singer also revealed a complete list of his upcoming world tour, which was initially set to take off this year but has been rescheduled to next year. With that plenty of time, we wonder if Harry Styles will be blowing us away with new masterpieces once the quarantine period is over.

3. Selena Gomez

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Since she dropped a new album in January 2020, fans were thrilled to see the singer’s recent candid talk after appearing on her fellow former Disney star, Miley Cyrus’s Instagram lives as she revealed to the audience of her new diagnosis that she’s bipolar. 

She has been honest about how she’s dealing with depression, anxiety and even her Lupus disease, this makes all the more reason to love the singer for who she is. While she did mention in the show how she’s been coping with all of this by writing, sadly, we can only guess that she’s inspired and maybe writing a bunch of new music in the process.

4. One Republic

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In this crisis, music can be a powerful and comforting tool for most of us. One Republic was scheduled to release their fifth album initially, however, when one of their members got exposed to someone who has COVID-19, they were forced to retreat in their studio in L.A for two weeks.

However, that didn’t stop them from finishing up on their album. Since this pandemic has been affecting people worldwide, they took the chance to write and share their own coronavirus experience through a new song called ‘Better Days’. 

Their fifth album, Human, will be out on May 9th. 


5. Lauv

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Singer-songwriter, Lauv, recently teased his new song called “Miss Me” on his Instagram. He then released the song on his Soundcloud, noting that he made the song while in quarantine at his Los Angeles home. 

Just like many artists out there, he had to cancel his upcoming tour dates and spent his days staying at home. Currently, he’s promoting his current album, ~how i’m feeling~, including his famous single, Modern Loneliness and a few of his old songs from his 2018 album like “I Like Me Better”. 

He hoped by performing some of his old songs for his fans, people will be happy especially at a time like this. What a good performer!

6. Charli XCX

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Another artist, Charli XCX seems to be taking this great opportunity to write new music under quarantine. Not only that, but she’s also taking it to the next level and announced to her fans that she’ll be recording an entire album! She also hoped she could release it before the quarantine ends. 

Clearly, her creative ideas are blossoming as she tries to stay positive in this difficult time. Plus, she’s determined to finish her album before her targeted deadline as a promise to her fans, since announcing her future album on her Instagram. Now that’s pure dedication!
Her upcoming album titled “How I’m Feeling”, comes out on May 15.