Darrell Kelley – “The Coronavirus”

As the Covid-19 situation intensifies throughout the country, musicians all over the world are sharing their thoughts and experiences on the life-threatening virus with their newest singles depicting their views. Musician Darrell Kelley is one of the many artists taking his shot at the virus with his newest release “The Coronavirus,” which shares his insight on the situation.

Infiltrated with popular R&B/Soul and Hip-Hop sounds, Kelley’s music is appealing to people of all ages. His latest single draws some much needed attention to this issue that we can’t seem to shake off from our day to day life. He shares the concerns of all citizens in the world with sincere lyrics such as “You know the coronavirus is spreading everywhere and we have to slow down the spread/ So stay inside and don’t go out unless you have to – but let’s keep our senior citizens safe.”

Evidently, music is one of the best universal ways people connect with others. Since Covid-19 has taken the opportunity for artists to mix freely with their fans, they have been needing to rely on social media to spread their messages to the masses. “The Coronavirus” is just one example of a song quickly blowing up due to the power of social media during this time period.

Boston-based musician Darrell Kelley, uses his skills as a performer, singer, songwriter, social activist, spiritual leader, author and entrepreneur to inspire others, touch people’s hearts, and influence other’s lives for the better with all of the creative endeavors he’s been a part of in the past few years.

He isn’t afraid to be real about his emotions towards this unsettling topic that features a unique twist. Its upbeat frame is fitting for anyone who doesn’t want a sorrowful take on the terrible circumstances. Listen along as he brings a level of truthiness to the topic.

While his start in the music industry began with his career as a Gospel recording artist, Darrell Kelley successfully made the crossover to the contemporary R&B/Hip-Hop and Mainstream Top 40 radio genre formats. His distinctive sound is what’s kept listeners gravitating towards his positive vibe and motivating lyricism.

His stream of consciousness in “The Coronavirus” is contagious. It’s real and honest. “I wake up every day to the latest news about the virus,” Darrell says, “and I realize that many people are not listening to the authorities and doing what we’re supposed to do to stop the spread of the coronavirus.”

Overall, the magnitude of Covid-19 songs released during the past few months is large but Kelley has exceeded making the situation his own with his words and sound that deserves more than one listen. Check out the single and let us know your thoughts/experiences in the comments!

In case you haven’t heard, “The Coronavirus” is now available on all streaming platforms! Stay tuned as Darrell Kelley continues to put in the work to fight to seek justice, understanding, acceptance and unity for one and all with his music.


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