It was for Marion Graham Collegiate music teacher Deb Flynn.
With the pandemic wiping out all concerts and performances, she wanted to come up with something her students could look forward to.
She says when she first heard the song ‘Crabbuckit’ by k-os, she got an idea.
“The feel of that song when I first heard it, it made me so happy. I thought it was the perfect song to do a COVID arrangement of,” said Flynn.
Flynn rewrote the singing parts of the song with a COVID theme.
“It was pretty fast. I think COVID was rolling around in my brain quite strongly so when I wrote it, it came together pretty fast,” said Flynn. “The rap, it was written by the student who did the rap in the video.”
Students at @MMGCI are making music together even though the pandemic keeps them apart. Band students, vocals, guitar, and rap combined for a re-worded version of @kosinception‘s Crabbuckit about making music in the time of COVID-19. WATCH: https://t.co/iCyswKzVnS #spslearn #yxe
— Saskatoon Public (@StoonPubSchools) November 24, 2020
Flynn says she did most of the filming because they are not allowed to mix cohorts. The band played their instruments socially distanced at the school, while the singing students filmed themselves.
And she got some help from a former student to put it all together.
“I had a former student who graduated two years ago, and he’s studying music at Humber and he’s home for the year because of COVID and he called me up at the beginning of September and asked, ‘Is there anything I can do to help you with?’ So I called him up and said, ‘Do you want to edit a video?’ So I sent him a very disorganized track and he put it together,” said Flynn.
She says the students were really excited about the project and they have now entered the music video in a competition.
“I thought this was the perfect year to do it because we can’t perform and we can’t play together so we thought it would be a great opportunity for the students to have something in the fall to be excited about,” said Flynn.