We hope you are doing well in this time of anxiety and overlapping crises. We've been spending a lot of time together in our home in DC, trying to find ways to have fun and do something about the upcoming election and, really, any/all of the problems in the world.
We fell in love with a song called “Despair, Hangover & Ecstasy” by the band The Dø and immediately thought this is a climate change anthem.* It speaks to the powerful underlying sociopolitical and individual forces: “we’re breaking promises we thought we could keep” + impacts: “we trigger hurricanes unwillingly” + doubts “but are we really to blame...?”
So, we decided to cover this song in a self-produced music video, and share it as a fundraiser for the Sunrise Movement. Sunrise is a youth-led movement focused on climate change, and in 2020 is prioritizing electing politicians that move us toward a more just & sustainable world. There are a million ways to support positive action in the world right now and this is just one, but the world will be grateful for anything you’re up for donating to the cause.
Much love, Beck + Erin (of the soon to be Grammy-award-winning band, "Would that it Were”)
*To be clear, we’ve never heard The Dø talk about this song, so this is our interpretation.