Listen to Neil Young’s ‘Little Love Letter’ to Earth
Neil Young has released a short instrumental track that he described as a “love letter” to Earth, in support of the series of climate strikes across the planet.
The 87-second piece came with the post title “A love letter from us - Thanks for being our home” along with the message, “Earth – where we live / so far… / so good."
You can listen to the song below.
Young has been a supporter of climate-change activism for many years. In 2016 he spoke out against the treatment of protesters against the Dakota Access pipeline at Standing Rock and released the track “Indian Givers.”
“Your growing activism in support of freedom over repression, addressing climate change, swiftly replacing a destructive old industries with safe, regenerative energy, encouraging wholistic thinking in balance with the future of our planet -- that activism will strengthen and shed continued light on us all,” he wrote separately. “These worthy goals must be met for the all the worlds children and theirs after them. … Unintimidated, stand, speak up and show up. Be counted. Be like our brothers and sisters at Standing Rock. Be there if you can. The progress we have made over two hundred and forty years as a nation, has always come first from the people.”
Last year, Young attacked President Donald Trump after losing his home in the California wildfires. “California is vulnerable – not because of poor forest management as DT (our so-called president) would have us think,” he wrote. “We are vulnerable because of climate change. The extreme weather events and our extended drought is part of it.”