Greta Thunberg continues to bring people’s attention to climate change as she pens an essay for band, The 1975.
The 16-year-old has become one of the leading voices in the climate debate.
And now, the Swedish activist has recorded an essay about climate change for The 1975’s new album, Notes on a Conditional Form.
While the new track will not be a single in its own right, it will feature as the opening song on the album.
Greta Thunberg calls for “civil disobedience” and says “it is time to rebel” on the song.
Furthermore, the proceeds from the track will go to Extinction Rebellion at Greta Thunberg’s request.
The environmental group commented on the collaboration, saying: “Music has the power to break through barriers. Right now we really need to break through some barriers if we are to face this emergency.”
Greta Thunberg is the first outside party to feature on a recording by the band.
She said: “I think it’s great that The 1975 is so strongly engaged in the climate crisis. We quickly need to get people in all branches of society to get involved. And this collaboration I think is something new.”
As well as this, band manager, Jamie Oborne, said The 1975 aremaking efforts to minimise their environmental impact.
Osborne’s music label, Dirty Hit, are phasing out all single-use plastic, and will no longer produce plastic products including CD jewel cases, too.
With this track, the band have launched a 28-day countdown to the first single, which will premiere a day before they headline Reading Festival.