The 1975 have signed onto a campaign that’s fighting to create emergency climate change action.
Music Declares Emergency, a music industry collective group, is leading the campaign, now gaining 2,000 signatures of support.
Those who have signed up are acknowledging that the world is in a current climate and ecological emergency.
“Music Declares Emergency is a group of artists, music industry professionals and organisations that stand together to declare a climate and ecological emergency and call for an immediate governmental response to protect all life on Earth,” the website reads. “We believe in the power of music to promote the cultural change needed to create a better future.”
MDE was initially launched over the summer, getting backing from music companies like Abbey Road Studios and The BRIT School as well as artists like IDLES.
The BPI, The BRITS, The 1975, The xx, Kobalt Music Group, The Musicians’ Union and Rought Trade Shops are the most recent additions to the cause, making its number read 2,000 signatures total.
The 1975 have been vocal about their support for climate change activism. IOn the first track from their forthcoming record, Notes on a Conditional Form, the band teamed up with teen climate activist Greta Thunberg below.
For those who may be unaware, Thunberg is a Swedish teen who skipped school to protest outside of her country’s parliament to raise awareness about the current climate crisis.
The 1975 track pulls the activist’s 2018 speech at the World Economic Forum and places it over soft, melodic music.
You can listen to the track below, and catch Thunberg’s speech in the video beneath it.
The band heads off on their fall tour Nov. 16. You can put in your ticket request here, and see a full list of dates below.
11/16 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
11/19 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
11/20 – Greenville, SC @ Bon Secours Wellness Arena
11/26 – New Orleans, LA @ UNO Lakefront Arena
12/01 – Broomfield, CO @ 1STBANK Center
What do you think of the 1975 joining this protest for emergency climate change action? Sound off in the comments down below!