Greta Thunberg records spoken word ambient track for new 1975 album
By James Herring on Thursday, July 25, 2019
Swedish activist Greta Thunberg has recorded an essay about climate change for The 1975’s new album.
In the speech, which she recites over ambient music, Thunberg calls for “civil disobedience” and says “it is time to rebel.”
The proceeds from the track will go to Extinction Rebellion. It was recorded in Stockholm in June and is the first song to be released from the 1975’s forthcoming album, Notes on a Conditional Form.
Over orchestral backing, Thunberg says: “We have to acknowledge that the older generations have failed. All political movements in their present form have failed. But homo sapiens have not yet failed. Yes, we are failing, but there is still time to turn everything around.”
She rose to prominence last year when she began skipping school to take part in protests – becoming one of the leading voices in the climate debate.
Source: The Guardian