Graham Nash says lockdown has given him opportunity to work on new album

News 24/05/2020

Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee (with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies) Graham Nash has said in a recent interview that the COVID-19 lockdown hasn't made a huge impact on his daily life - but it has given him the opportunity to work on a new album.

Nash had just kicked off his 2020 US tour when the global pandemic hit, forcing him to postpone the rest of his shows. He has since left his New York apartment only four times, he says, but noted it's no big deal for him.

"I was five shows into a sold-out tour, and unfortunately it was getting crazy," Nash told CBS Sunday Morning. "I definitely was concerned about my audience and crew, and myself. So, yes, very strange times."

"I've taken four short walks with [wife] Amy, to the local park to see my favorite tree, but apart from that I've been in my apartment for nine weeks," Nash explained. "We're having a good time and we're still laughing about it. And after nine weeks, that's not too bad."

On restarting his tour, Nash said: "Obviously, I love to perform, I love to communicate. But quite frankly, I don't see it happening until 2021. That's almost another year away."

Asked about the advantages of having an experienced perspective, Nash reflected that the "best part of being 78: I don't care about unimportant details. Give me the truth. Tell me what's actually going on here. How do we get out of this without losing more lives?"