We Tried - #2 on UK iTunes Charts

   

   25-year-old Louise Harris has been arrested 5 times in non-violent disruptive action with Just Stop Oil, and is now advocating in the form of an environmentalist anthem. Louise is previously most known for participating in disrupting the M25 motorway with Just Stop Oil in November 2022, as a video of her on the gantry went viral.

   Through tears, she shared her testimony, “You might hate me for doing this and you’re entitled to hate me. But I wish you would direct all that anger and hatred at our government. They are betraying young people like me. Why does it take young people like me, up on a f***ing gantry on the M25, to listen?”

   She was one of 23 Just Stop Oil supporters arrested at this action, demanding the UK government to halt all new oil and gas licenses.

   Not only a climate activist, but also a singer-songwriter, Louise now sets out to merge these two worlds with a new song about the climate crisis and the consequences humanity will face, should we fail to act. She has also released an accompanying music video, featuring emotive clips of herself, as well as powerful footage of protests, victims of the climate crisis, and condemnation of politicians who enable the climate crisis. There has been an outpouring of support, as the song is soaring through the UK charts, currently reaching No. 2 on the UK iTunes Singles Chart and Pop Chart.

   Louise details her motivation behind releasing this song, stating, "I want this song to be a wake-up call for anyone who is simply going about their ordinary life, as if we aren't in a life-threatening emergency. I want them to feel how they would feel if we all let this worst-case scenario unfold - and then use that feeling, that motivation, to spur themselves into collective climate action - so we can prevent this scenario ever materializing."

   Climate scientist Bill McGuire responds to Louise’s song on Twitter, “It is the young who will reap the global heating whirlwind that we have sown, but their voices are being ignored and their protests shut down at every opportunity. What better way than music for them to announce their fears and demands to a world that has to listen?”

   Louise Harris is asking for support towards releasing a climate album in 2024, having already written 6 songs for the climate crisis. This album is an effort to mobilize people into the climate movement, and all proceeds from this single are going to climate causes. Join collective action and support activist artists in the push for progress.

In Solidarity, Leia Perreira

 

 

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Leia Perreira

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Leia advocates for sustainability and Earth through art, bearing an extinction symbol tattoo. She is a staff writer for Daily Rebellion and community outreach for XRPathways.