‘Below Deck Med’ Deckhands Join Musical Forces Again To Calm Coronavirus Jitters

Deckhands Bobby Giancola and Colin Macy-O’Toole from Below Deck Mediterranean are at it again, this time releasing a song guaranteed to quell coronavirus angst.

Hannah Ferrier, Colin Macy-O'Toole
Hannah Ferrier, Colin Macy-O’Toole |Greg Endries/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

The deckhands recorded an upbeat tune in mid-February and did it long distance. Giancola lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Macy-O’Toole is in Sayville, New York. The song, “New Horizons” has a positive, fun beat. Macy-O’Toole told Showbiz Cheat Sheet the guys wrote it on a whim. “[Giancola] just made a jingle and sent it to me via email,” he shared. “It took us like an hour [to create].”

The new song is soothing, almost mesmerizing, which fans say is helping to calm their nerves. “Happy music Monday everyone! Here’s our new song ‘Into the Airwaves’ feat @bgcola28. Enjoy and stay safe everyone!” Macy-O’Toole tweeted along with a video. Fans reacted immediately. “This just soothed my soul and calmed my anxiety! Thank you both for this!!” one person remarked. Another added, “Lovely. Has a very calming sound.”

‘Social Distancing’

Macy-O’Toole joked about how he should have named the song, “Social Distancing.” He told Showbiz Cheat Sheet he is currently hanging out at his apartment, practicing piano and playing tunes. “Keeping my fridge stocked in New York,” he added. “We recorded the song last week and just figured with everyone quarantined it would be a good chance to mellow out and just enjoy something instead of freaking out about everything in the world.”

Giancola too is at home. He was about to head out on a new charter, but the charter was canceled. Giancola said they wanted to create the song because music can create a mood. “For me, music really is medicine,” he told Showbiz Cheat Sheet. “If I’m having a bad day, music will change my mood entirely.”

How do they write together?

Giancola says they take turns writing. “The first song that we did, that was something I wrote, and then I recorded my guitar part and then sent it to him,” he recalls. “And then he did his piano part on top of it. And then this last one, he did the piano part first and sent it over to me and then I just freestyled something on top of that.”

Macy-O’Toole and Giancola weren’t on the show together but recently met through the Below Deck network. “Being in the Below Deck family you kind of end up meeting everybody from other seasons and stuff,” Giancola says. “And a lot of the producers said that me and Colin would get along really well.”

“So when he was in Fort Lauderdale, we met up,” he says. “And obviously from his videos, I knew he could play piano, but then actually getting to know him, face to face, and I had a keyboard at my place. So we did a little jam session and became friends!” Giancola recalled a band that used to record from a distance too. So he suggested they give it a shot.

They’ve released two songs and Giancola says more are to come.