- 25 Apr 22
Damien Dempsey's 'What A Day' is available to download below.
Damien Dempsey, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Anna B Savage, Hannah Peel, Michael Stipe, Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel and Big Thief are among the artists who are taking part in EarthPercent's new campaign to raise funds for organisations tackling the climate emergency – which launched on Friday, April 22, to mark Earth Day 2022.
Each artist has contributed a previously unheard track to the campaign – available to purchase on Bandcamp for a limited time only.
"Every day is Earth Day at EarthPercent," the charity have said in a post on social media. "The work ahead is continuous and so many people are dedicating all their energies and talents year-round to the crisis we face. Indigenous communities have been fighting it a lot longer and it’s a crisis which needs us all to take collective action.
"For that reason we’re hella excited and grateful to the 100+ artists that are taking part in #EarthPercentEarthDay not just for a day BUT FOR TWO WEEKS!" the statement continues. "Their music is out on our Bandcamp page for the next 12 days, so please do head there, show support, donate and spread the word."
On the first day of the campaign alone, over £18,000 was raised.
Damien Dempsey has contributed the song 'What A Day' to the campaign. Produced and mixed by John Reynolds and Tim Oliver, the track features Angie Pollock (Piano, backing vocals), Ronan Macdonald (Percussion), Clare Kenny (Bass), John Reynolds (Drums), Pierre Borduas (Guitar, horns), and Chris Pemberton (Hammond, strings).
Other artists who contributed to EarthPercent's campaign include Declan McKenna, The Weather Station, James, Lily Moore, Dry Cleaning, Alfie Templeman, Orlando Weeks, Death Cab For Cutie, Coldplay and more.
EarthPercent is a charity that aims to provide a simple way for the music industry to support the most impactful organisations addressing the climate emergency.
"Our future depends on us having a healthy planet," EarthPercent's founder and trustee Brian Eno says in a statement on their website. "But our actions are severely damaging the environment. We need to act now to keep our planet and communities clean, healthy and thriving for generations to come.
"Many within the music industry want to do something to address the climate crisis but simply don’t know how, which is why EarthPercent is working with scientists and experts to identify and fund the most promising solutions."
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