Watch the visual below!
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Australian icons Midnight Oil have shared the first taste of their new studio album with the release of Rising Seas. Arriving for the United Nations Climate Change pivotal conference next week, the release is a call for change and for the Australian government to address the global climate crisis and strive to make a difference and keep our planet safe for future generations.
“Rising Seas has been burning a hole in our pockets ever since we started tracking it two years ago,” explains guitarist/songwriter, Jim Moginie. “The climate crisis calls for a real sense of urgency so we decided not to wait any longer to share it.”
“We encourage everyone to make their voices heard in their own way on this existential issue,” says Midnight Oil frontman, Peter Garrett. “The Prime Minister is fiddling while Australia literally burns. Scott Morrison may have reluctantly accepted net zero emissions by 2050 at last but that’s nowhere near enough. No more coal or gas and a clear plan to cut carbon pollution by at least 65% below 2010 levels by 2030 is urgently needed. The rest of the world knows that our future will be all about renewable energy - that’s where the jobs are and that’s our only way to avoid a climate catastrophe. We all have a right to let our leaders know that they need to do much more to address carbon pollution. And they need to start right now.”
Directed by Hype Republic's Cameron March with Mac De Souza (Bra Boys ) as executive producer, the songs official visual brings together moving stock footage provided by Greenpeace with footage of the band performing the track.
Last week, Midnight Oil received five ARIA Award nominations for their collaborative chart topping THE MAKARRATA PROJECT. Their new album is set to arrive early next year to coincide with the bands hopeful return to music. Both records were recorded pre-pandemic, with now sadly missed bass player, Bones Hillman and producer Warne Livesey.
Rising Seas is out now! Watch the visual below.