For most musicians, the COVID-19 outbreak means halting their careers. No more concerts, musical gigs, or live performances. Despite it all, the pandemic also brought an outburst of musical creativity, as can be witnessed over the social media landscape like Tiktok, Instagram, Youtube, and whatnot. It seems that music is being used as a means of coping up with the current crisis. In fact, music in itself releases “happy” chemicals that can boost anyone’s mood. For musicians and performers like Nigel and Evan, music became their greatest motivator in overcoming social isolation. It also gave them the perfect opportunity to master their musical craft, share them on social media, and as a means to connect to the world outside. And so far, they have been succeeding.
But having reached a certain level of success, the American Pop Duo is now facing a stumbling block in their career path. Haters. They usually hide behind phony usernames, blank profiles, and unsolicited opinions. There seems to be a surplus of trolls, haters, and harsh endless criticisms in today’s age. However, Nigel and Evan are not fazed by the criticism from the naysayers. Their dedication and deep-rooted love for their craft inspired them to continue sharing their music on various social media platforms. As a matter of fact, they try to see the better side of things. For them having haters is an indication of their growing success. The chances are that they are pop stars in the making, and the world has started to take notice.
On a positive note, Nigel and Evan remain to dominate the music scene in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with their happy and upbeat songs. They are currently engrossed in doing live performances on social media. Each performance has garnered them an increasing fan base. Fans even dubbed them as the Yin and Yang of the music industry because their exceptional talents genuinely complement each other. With Evan as the lead singer and Nigel as the drummer, the two are just bursting with creative energy every time they are together.
Despite the difficulty of performing during a pandemic, the American Pop Duo still managed to rise to the challenge. Social media has become their primary tool to express their creativity in the musical scene. With platforms like Tiktok and Spotify, live shows have become their thing. Unfortunately, their recent post was flagged by Tiktok because the two were shirtless during the performance. Instead of feeling down by it, they opted to move to Instagram. “We wanted to continue doing these shows because we don’t want to miss out on doing what we love and the whole purpose of us making music is to share it and what better way to share it than to use the advantage of technology and social media to create art for the public to see,” Evan stated.
Although the past few weeks have become a roller coaster for Nigel and Evan, they believe there will be far better days ahead. For now, the duo is investing their time and effort in their weekly live stream concerts on Tiktok and Instagram. You can also stream their music on Spotify.