Can Music Save the Earth?
In case you missed it, today is… Earth day! Throughout the years, many musicians and pop stars used their talents to bring awareness to this planet we all inhabit. With this blog, I would like to pay tribute to some of the artists and songs that will forever be part of this important struggle’s soundtrack.
This cause is inherent to Vegan Nation’s Dream and along with the upcoming release of our Vegan app & Cruelty-free Coin , this is our main focus for the week.
Probably one of the most recognizable earth songs to date. Back in the innocent days of the ’90s, every child, women and man chanted together “Heal the world, make it a better place”. It became a cultural phenomenon, with many of the most famous artists at the time, performing it live to help raise money to heal the earth.
Since then, Michael Jackson has become very controversial, but in the midst of his hay days, he used his fame and platform to do some good for the planet.
Michaels Jackson — Earth Song
Following his huge success with Heal The Earth, Jackson released another environmental conscious hit. While lyrics like “What have we done to the world Look what we’ve done” are a bit on the nose, there is no doubt he helped turn the attention and blame to the damage mankind brought on.
With this message and strong carnage visuals, he cried for us to stop taking our planet for granted. It might be hard to reconcile with all his dark history that came to light since, but there is no denying the impact he had. Way before everyone was talking about climate change he was singing about it.
The Smiths -Meat Is Murder:
This timeless gem is the title for The Smiths 2nd album from 1984. Some people are just ahead of the curve, and this is definitely the case with Morrisey, the iconic frontman of this 80’s cult band. He was one of the first musicians to utilize his mesmerizing voice to help coin the phrase “meat is murder” for the general public.
It might not have been as famous as the Michael Jackson anthems, but with Morrissey’s emotional connection to his fans and hard-felt lyrics, his impact is undeniable. ”The flesh you so fancifully fry, Is not succulent, tasty or kind, It’s death for no reason And death for no reason is murder” There are thousands of diehard fans who, till this day, claim it was Morrisey and those words that turned them Vegan.
Toto — Africa
An 80’s classic by its own right, this track has become even more popular throughout the years, gaining more popularity and finding a new audience online and across social media. The entire song is a love letter for the dark continent and the origin of mankind.
While this song is not explicitly about the earthlike the others, it is one of the first to shed light on the suffering and destruction caused by man to all species on this beautiful continent. This song was rediscovered by many, as well as the recent cover by the Indi band, Weezer.
David Andrew Burd, AKA “ Lil Dicky” is a rapper, comedian and huge innovator. Known for his clever lyrics, humoristic approach and highly creative video’s, his latest hit, titled “earth”, is no different. Lil Dicky is not one to take himself too seriously but this time he tackles a topic that we can’t effort to make light of.
“I like to find ways to impact humanity behind my usual dick and fart jokes” he said to Time magazine . while still using his wit and comedic skills to make it into a fun viral hit. And with the collaboration tradition of this type of songs, Lil Dicky recruits all the biggest stars like Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Snoop Dogg (and the list goes on) together and will donate the profits for for a various environmental organizations.
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