Greta Thunberg joins The 1975 on their new album
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In the midst of the US President's continued active denial of climate change and Prime Minister Boris Johnson's unclear stance on the issue, we sit in the most brutally severe heatwave we've had since 1911. It's easy for anybody to feel discouraged and anxious about the environmental trajectory.
Image by Anders HellbergThe 1975 have never been ones to shy away from the subject of politics - proving that in their last album A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships in tracks such as 'Love It If We Made It' and 'I Like America & America Likes Me' where they delve into topics such as Trump, refugees, police brutality and liberalism. Now they are debuting a new track with an unexpected yet somehow expected collaboration with none other than 16-year-old climate crisis youth leader, Greta Thunberg. A version of the self-titled song features on each of the band’s studio albums, though this edition is the longest, clocking in at over four minutes as opposed to the traditional one and a half. The track – recorded in Stockholm at the end of June – is the first release from the band’s upcoming album Notes on a Conditional Form, due out in February next year. Over an ambient and eerie piano instrumental, Greta's calm yet forthright voice speaks a rallying cry for action on the climate crisis. Thunberg has become a prominent political figure and has spoken at the European Parliament in Strasbourg and the UN's Katowice Climate Change Conference.
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