Through the first verse and two choruses, Highly Suspect’s “These Days” could function as a grim commentary on a life lived in self-quarantine, afraid of the world outside. And with the band’s frontman, Terrible Johnny, performing a bare acoustic version of the song for Digital FORT, it does capture the bleak unease of the times. Admittedly, Johnny gets pretty specific in the second verse, particularly when he sings, “Sometimes I need to bust a nut / That doesn't mean I don't love you,” but the live-from-home performance still hits.
Digital FORT is a two-day event bringing together over 100 artists to help raise money for those hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. To find a full list of charities, funds, and resources we’re highlighting throughout FORT, click here.