Annie Lennox is not having fun with life after relocating to Los Angeles – as wildfires, the Covid-19 pandemic, and social strife have stored her caught inside.
The “Walking on Broken Glass” hitmaker moved to L.A. from London earlier this 12 months (20) to be nearer to household and as Annie wished solar attributable to her and her husband Mitch Besser‘s struggles with seasonal affective dysfunction.
However, the transfer hasn’t precisely gone to plan as she has needed to spend weeks indoors attributable to wildfires, has seen streets boarded up throughout America’s contentious presidential election, and buddies undergo from Covid-19.
“We lived for 2 weeks with poisonous air,” she tells Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper. “You could not open the doorways or home windows. If you had air-conditioning, you had been grateful for that, as a result of it stored the warmth out of the home. But you simply felt so dysphoric, prefer it was the tip of days.”
Another shock was the turmoil she discovered in the run-up to the U.S. presidential election – as retailers closed their doorways attributable to feared unrest.
“If I drive eight minutes down the highway on to Sunset Strip, it is Orwellian. All the buildings, kind of, are boarded up due to the election. There’s a way of a possible for civil conflict, for vigilantism,” she explains.
The Covid-19 pandemic has additionally restricted her actions, because the 65-year-old is taking no dangers after friends got here down with the illness.
“I’ve a few buddies who’re experiencing Long Covid, proper from again in the day, and they’re struggling,” she provides. “They are each not old individuals, they’re far youthful than me. So I simply suppose: you possibly can’t take dangers. For somebody of 65-plus, you possibly can’t afford to be uncovered to it.”