In Hearts Wake are back with their first new music in three years! Long time champions of the earth, committed to addressing eco and social injustices, the new single “Worldwide Suicide” is their most direct and impassioned statement yet. Its message of “ecocide is suicide” is a call for positive action.
“The Antarctic has reached an all time high temperature of 20.7°C. The Australian bushfires have burned over 12 million hectares of land, killing over 1 billion animals. The Climate Crisis is pounding on our door and we need to take action while there is still a window to turn it around. It’s time for profound systemic change as individuals and as a community”, said IHW’s Jake Taylor.
The track’s intro section “Crisis” features a sample of Greta Thunberg’s address at the Climate Strike in NYC last year.
“Last year I attended the NYC Climate strike and half a million passionate people showed up led by Greta Thunberg. It was the first time in a while that I felt so much hope for the future. When we gathered at Battery Park I felt inspired to pull out my voice recorder. Greta delivered an incredible speech. Some of the elders around me likened it to the time they heard Martin Luther King deliver his ‘I have a dream’ speech in the 60’s. One week later our track ‘Crisis’ was born”, said Taylor.
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