The Frank and Walters frontman, Paul Linehan, first spoke on how lockdown affected him as a musician, stating that “It was obviously difficult…but at the same time, I could focus on writing and recording my own songs. It was a very inspirational time for me as well because it made you reflect on life a bit more and made you do a lot of soul searching and thinking and that was kind of inspirational. So I think I got a good few songs out of it, none of them have seen the light of day yet, but they’re there.”
The veteran Cork rocker expressed how excited he was to be back playing live shows again, as he “missed it enormously”. Although he has loved connecting deeper to writing music, there is a different energy that comes with performing in front of a crowd.
“When you write a song you’re expressing yourself at that moment and you’re trying to express new feelings in writing,” Linehan explained.
“But when you come up onstage, you’re going through all of the feelings that you’ve gone through in the last 20 or 30 years, and for me, when I do a gig and relive those feelings, I find it therapeutic. I always feel brilliant after a gig, kind of exhilarated. It’s like therapy, and I did miss that.”
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