New York singer-songwriter Torres was playing in Berlin when travel ban from EU to USA was announced, which almost got her stuck. Eventually, she drove with her band to Amsterdam, flew to Moscow, and then to New York. The thing was she couldn't afford those expenses so she asked fans to donate money to help her and the band get back to the U.S. "The response was pretty overwhelming and immediate" - she told Pitchfork after they returned - "oh my God, people were so generous! I’m still trying to figure out what my plan is for thanking people because it’s the reason I made it home quickly and safely". So, the people are good, but she's afraid about the artists now - "musicians need to learn how to channel their energy so that they don’t lose their ability to keep making things. I guess that’s my fear, that artists will burn out because it just doesn’t feel possible anymore".