Nostalgia in the Time of Coronavirus
In the early months of Covid, I found myself re-watching The Wire. I wasn’t sure why, but it was something familiar (and an excellent series to boot), and I was just drawn to it.
I had a passing thought that it might be a reaction to the pandemic. That nostalgia was the driver.
And it seems, in terms of music, this might be a thing.
It seems that many of us, since the pandemic began, have turned to music as a means to soothe ourselves. And not just any music – but music from a time before now.
It seems to make sense, with so many of us unhappy with the current state of the world. Yesterday always seems better than now.