In the video report below, Nick Marino—lead singer and guitarist for the Long Island band Monkeybite—shares his thoughts on how he has stayed creative during the pandemic..

Marino, who says he initially felt like the world was ending with the lockdown, has found some benefit to his days of confinement.

“It could be a good thing because you get to work on more of just writing new songs,” he said. “If you’re playing a show like every week, it gets hard to write new songs.”

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