When the pandemic descended, Expandis had a total program of performances—and quickly that slate was wiped clean.
“I have a large amount of buddies that did die that initial yr,” he states. “I started out to panic and contemplate that this was taking place to every person at the exact same time. I sat down and commenced to feel, that is it.”
As gigs fell absent and performing artists started to attempt to figure out how to retain building a dwelling, Expandis began providing on the internet portray tutorials to change some of his shed money.
“A even though ago I traded a regular lifestyle to be in a position to do art. It was an possibly/or. I could not provide pizzas and also arrive property to make art. It would sap my strength,” suggests Expandis. “It’s a tricky trade to make but if you have been undertaking artwork all of your existence, it is your first language. You variety of have no alternative. You have to be who you are.”
At any time the re-inventor, Expandis started understanding to make audio and layer video with an iPad his associate, Freda Mohr, gave him. In shorter purchase, he released a YouTube channel with a music identified as “Survive,” featuring the trio that would evolve into Landis Harry Larry.
“Harry and Larry did not have names still, but they have been there,” Expandis says. “It’s not a joyful movie it’s seriously uncooked and if you glance in my eyes, I’m frightened to dying.”
As the personalities of Harry and Larry commenced to consider condition, Expandis began to include humor into the music, and tracks about the “new normal” emerged. “Cats in the Way” tackled the struggles of functioning from household with pets in the combine, and “Back again the Hale Up” turned an anthem for social distancing.