Rock artists are marking Earth Day by speaking up about climate change.
Eddie Vedder has partnered with NASA to interview the astronauts aboard the International Space Station. In their conversation, which you can watch now on YouTube, the Pearl Jam frontman asks the crew about their insights into climate change looking down on Earth from outer space, and the lessons learned living aboard the ISS that might help us here on the ground.
Vedder previously teamed up with NASA to release a video for his song “Invincible,” which appears on his new solo album, Earthling. The clip features footage from various pre-launch tests and animation related to NASA’s upcoming Artemis I lunar mission.
Meanwhile, artists including Tom Morello, Arcade Fire and Billie Eilish have signed an environment initiative called Music Declares Emergency US. “We call on all those within the US music industry to join us in declaring a climate emergency and to work towards making the cultural and operational changes necessary to contribute towards a sustainable future,” the campaign says.
Among the 3,000 artists who’ve signed Music Declares Emergency US are Pretenders, The 1975, Milky Chance, Tegan and Sara, ODESZA and The Wombats.
For more info, visit MusicDeclares.net/us.
And if you’re looking for new tunes to listen to this Earth Day, artists including R.E.M.‘s Michael Stipe and Coldplay have released songs in partnership with the environmental charity EarthPercent. Stipe has teamed with legendary producer Brian Eno for a new single called “Future, if Future,” while Coldplay has shared a live version of the Music of the Spheres cut, “Humankind.”
To listen, visit EarthPercent’s Bandcamp page.
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