Pharrell on life after pandemic: It’s “gonna make us really separated”

Pharrell on life after pandemic: It’s “gonna make us really separated”

Pharrell Williams has described the coronavirus pandemic as “a plague we’re living through at the moment”.

The musician and producer addressed the health crisis in a new interview with Kanye West that has been published this week by i-D.

After West asked whether they should discuss the coronavirus outbreak, Williams replied that “we need to be clear that this is a plague we’re living through at the moment”.

“I don’t think there will be such a thing as ‘a new normal’ – it doesn’t do enough justice to the difference in who we were pre-pandemic and who we will be moving forward,” he said, NME reports. “I think it’s made a lot of people very wary and on edge. Life’s going to have a different kind of gravity than it’s ever had before.

“It’s also gonna make us really separated. We’re disconnecting from each other even though online we’re probably more connected than we’ve ever been. It’s a bit like the Tower of Babel, if you will. We’ve never been this close, and there’s a lot of advantages that come with that. There’s a lot of disadvantages, too, and a lot of grey areas.”