Super Duper Big Artists are Addressing Climate Change

screenshot from Just Look Up

Artists are addressing climate change. Sometimes that isn’t highlighted in the press.

Ariana Grande & King Cudi released the title-ish track for the new movie, Don’t Look Up, called Just Look Up. It starts like a love song, but oh boy, it swerves. The movie is a parable about ignoring the climate emergency.

Last year Lorde released Solar Power, an album celebrating being chill. Lorde declined to release it on cd, citing the harmful environmental impact. Her song, Leader of the New Regime starts off with ‘Wearing SPF 3000 for the ultraviolet rays’.

“I’m trying to buy as much land as possible and plant as many trees as possible…I am trying to rewild as much of the U.K. as I can. I love my county and I love wildlife and the environment.” 

That is from artist Ed Sheeran, who is using some of his money for positive environmental change. He’s talked about reducing the environmental impact of touring, and supports the Earth Hour and other movements. Do you remember this, way back pre-pandemic?

A ton of artists contributed to this a few years ago. HELLO SNOOP DOG.

Artists Billie Eilish and Harry Styles have been adding eco-villages to their tours, banning straws, and using profits to support climate activism. Artists are starting to lead when it comes to #climateaction. We hope fans follow.

If you want to discover some more green artists, please check out our playlists and artists’ pages.

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  1. The Greta Thunberg Song (Master) /user/oli+frost/ 2:18
  2. Jazz on the Autobahn The Felice Brothers 4:32
  3. CHANGE 3:08
  4. Enough is Enough Karine Polwart, Oi Musica & The Soundhouse Choir 6:56
  5. Sara Elise - The Waves /sara+and+elise/ 3:05
  6. Waste the+accidentals 3:50