Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard addresses Seattle's COVID-19 crisis in new song "Life Under Quarantine"

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      Let's face it: you're not really safe anywhere these days, with the possible exception of your own home. 

      Of all the places in North America hit by the coronavirus outbreak, however, Washington state is among the worst. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Washington has 1,376 reported cases, which puts it second behind New York in the ranking of the worst-affected states.

      Seattle's Ben Gibbard addresses his city directly in a new song called "Life Under Quarantine". While the song's lyrics paint a bleak picture of a city with a siege mentality ("People have a way of getting crazy," Gibbard sings, "when they think they're going to be dead in a month"), the Death Cab for Cutie frontman ends on a hopeful note, asking viewers to support local charities.

      "Let's all get through this together," he says.