Singer-songwriter Bazzi spent time with fans during a laid back livestream as part of the "Together At Home" virtual series on Thursday.
Bazzi teased new songs, played snippets of a few covers, and shared beats that he’s been working on. The artist also encouraged his fans to support the World Health Organization (WHO) in its fight to contain the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic by visiting globalcitizen.org/coronavirus.
"I’m here today with Global Citizen in collaboration with the WHO in the battle to fight coronavirus and the support people on the frontlines," he said.
Bazzi spent most of the livestream chatting with fans who posted questions in the comments section and noodling around his home. He hopped on his piano for a bit, searched for his girlfriend Renee, and played beats he recently made.
He also shared some insight into his songs.
"Music has always been a way to get those [bad feelings] out of my head and into songs," he said. "'Who Am I' and 'Conversations With Myself' were two songs where I had open-ended conversations in the studio that healed me in a way."
Bazzi ended the brief livestream with words of encouragement.
"Together we will beat this, together we’ll see better days, and we will be grateful for the little things, whether it’s going to the movies or getting groceries," he said.
The "Together At Home" campaign was launched on March 16 by Global Citizen and the WHO. Artists, actors, and influencers have joined the campaign to promote social distancing, provide solace to their fans, and support the WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
Globally, more than 1.4 million people have been infected by the coronavirus and 85,552 people have died from it, according to the WHO. The WHO is containing the pandemic by supporting health care systems and providing essential supplies. The organization is also researching potential treatments and vaccines.
By visiting Global Citizen’s "Together At Home" campaign page, you can learn more about coronavirus and find ways to get involved in your community.
There are many more virtual events to come, including Kaskade at 6 p.m. PT / 9 p.m. ET on Friday.
You can see all of Global Citizen's COVID-19 coverage here.