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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


Watch the powerful visual below!

Image: Dane Singleton

Australian musician Jack River has delivered an anthem for the young, with the release of her new single We Are The Youth. The political track heralds our younger generations who fight for their beliefs, with a particular focus on climate and environmental movements.

Inspired by her performance at the School Strike 4 Climate rally on Gadigal land (Sydney) in 2019, River wanted to create an anthem for the inspirational and passionate youthful crowds that are fighting to save the world. The result is a bright and hopeful track, that speaks directly to the youth, but also to those in power.

“I played to 80,000 young people, and I realised that I didn’t have an anthem for them, and myself – to express how we felt about the times,” says River. “At the same time as there is widespread climate injustice, there is ongoing abuse of power on many fronts in our society: against First Nations people, in the halls of parliament, and in workplaces everywhere. People are tired of it. We want change and action, and we are ready to work to build our way out of a broken system.”

The release arrives alongside a powerful and moving visual, directed by Marlikka Perdrisat and Jack River. The clip follows the protagonist of the song, Annie, who hopes for a better world, with cut in footage of powerful moments that have resonated worldwide. The clip features global change-makers including Jean Hinchcliffe, Grace Tame, and Brittany Higgins, as well as global advocates like Amanda Gorman (US), Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim (Chad), and Autumn Peltier (Canada).

We Are The Youth is out now! Watch the visual below.


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