Former Van Halen singer and current member of The Circle, Sammy Hagar, spoke in a recent interview with Ultimate Classic Rock and shared the dark times he had during the global pandemic.

In the conversation, Sammy explained why he couldn’t write any songs during the self-quarantine even though he made lots of covers to release ‘Lockdown 2020 LP’ at the beginning of 2021.

According to Sammy, the coronavirus outbreak affected his songwriting skills because there was so much negativity in the world, which was one of the hardest times he had in his career.

Furthermore, Sammy mentioned that he started to write new materials as the pandemic starts to fade away. As Sammy said, he recently completed five songs, and he is singing in the demos from one to another.

Sammy Hagar said:

“I couldn’t write, because it was all negative shit. I don’t write about negative things. I have the hardest time sitting around and going, ‘Hey, I wanna kill myself; I wanna jump off a bridge,’ pointing fingers or being too much of a protesting rebel. ‘I Can’t Drive 55’ is my biggest protest song. So that’s the kind of protester I am.

There was really nothing to write about that wasn’t negative. I don’t wanna be layin’ this shit on the people.

I’m in the middle of a writing spree right now. I’ve got five new songs that I’ve written recently, and I’m singing a demo for another one.”

You can check out the interview below.