I grew up listening to activism Songs
I grew up in the folk community listening to activism songs about many different topics, including the environment. Although I am aware of the power of music to inspire action, when it came time to write my own song about climate change, the call-to-action format didn’t feel appropriate. Instead when I put pen to paper, I wrote about the existential dread I feel when I think about the current state of our climate.
Music Declares Emergency
If the subject matter of this song resonated with you, I strongly recomend that you consider supporting an organization like Music Declares Emergency--a global movement with a shared slogan: No Music On A Dead Planet.
SOLO Video Version
FINDING THE RIGHT VISUALS
When it came time to create the visuals for the album, I needed to find collaborators who would digest the themes of the album and create works of art inspired by them. I am incredibly grateful to the team that I was able to work with. I first collaborated with local Montreal photographer Luc Joo Baya to create the photographs that would become the visuals for the album. Luc and I travelled to Cowansville, Quebec and took photographs in a nearby lake (yes, I am actually knee deep in water on the album cover!) And next, I worked with graphic designer, Gabrielle Giroux at Encore Graphics to design the album art (You can see how the image was re-imagined by Gabrielle below!)
Final Album Cover Art
By Encore Graphics
ALBUM ART PHOTOSHOOT
By Luc Joo Baya