Today is Earth Day, and Brian Eno’s EarthPercent foundation is calling on the music community to come together to fund climate solutions.
In response, over 100 music artists have contributed previously unreleased songs to their EarthPercent x Earth Day initiative.
Head to www.earthpercent.bandcamp.com to listen and buy!
Born in Suffolk, England, ENO is often considered the father of ambient music with his 1978 album Music for Airports which consists of four sparse tracks.
“Historically music has often been at the front of social change – think of ‘Free Nelson Mandela’ and Rock Against Racism,” Eno said in a statement. “Now we’re facing climate change, the biggest challenge in human history. It’s time for us to get out there again.”
It’s an impressive list of artists that includes Eno, Big Thief, Michael Stipe, Peter Gabriel, Coldplay Death Cab, The Weather Station, Jarvis Cocker, Hot Chip (a track that also features Brian Eno and former Savages drummer Fay Milton), Dry Cleaning, Metronomy, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Nile Rodgers & Philippe Saisse, Múm, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Anna Calvi, James, Alfie Templeman, Miho Hatori, S Carey, Mandy Indiana, The Big Moon, ME REX, Squirrel Flower, Courtney Marie Andrews, Fred again.., and more.
EarthPercent is a charity providing a simple way for the music industry engage in climate advocacy by encouraging artists and music-related organizations to pledge a small percentage of their income to the most impactful organizations dealing with climate change.
For Earth Day 2022, EarthPercent asked artists big and small to release a previously unheard track via Bandcamp to raise money & awareness for EarthPercent.
Each track is available to purchase over on EarthPercent’s Bandcamp page for a limited time only.