In the wake of the government bans revealed this morning that has resulted in a wave of venue closures within the music industry, we need some good news and this definitely has us feeling glass-half-full.
One of the country’s heaviest hitters In Hearts Wake are back with their first new music in three very long years!
The track, ‘Worldwide Suicide’ marks their most direct and impassioned statement yet. Beginning with an intro section features a sample of Greta Thunberg’s address at the Climate Strike in NYC last year and the 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,” says IHW’s vocalist Jake Taylor.
“Last year I attended the NYC Climate strike and 300,000 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.”
‘Worldwide Suicide’ by In Hearts Wake is out now.