Zero Carbon Band’s EP, “The Great Rewilding,” is an indie, funky eco-pop musical masterpiece that takes listeners on a captivating journey of environmental consciousness with 5 sick jams.
The intro, “Our Allotment,” embraces the spirit of community and the nurturing power of cultivating the land. Inspired by allotment culture, the song paints a vivid picture of shared gardens, fostering a sense of togetherness and harmony. The huge range of vocals ebbing and flowing makes the song fun to listen to. The runner-up, “I’m a Tree,” is a whimsical celebration of nature and the vital role trees play in our ecosystems. Zero Carbon Band expertly captures the essence of trees, delving into their perspective and reflecting on the impact of human actions on their wellbeing.
“Sinking Seasick Homesick Blues” tackles the sobering issue of rising sea levels due to climate change. The band presents a possible future scenario through evocative lyrics and an atmospheric soundscape. The ingenious use of guitar strings to create a wind effect adds an immersive element to the track, immersing the listener in the impending environmental crisis.
Influenced by David Attenborough’s impactful documentaries, the band highlighted plastic pollution with the track “Commotion in the Ocean,” which skillfully incorporates elements like kisses, sponges, crunchy crisps, and emergency sirens into the song.
The title track, “The Great Rewilding,” embraces the concept of restoring and reconnecting with nature. Inspired by the success stories of eco-environmental initiatives such as Knepp Farm, the song envisions a future where wildlife thrives and humans coexist harmoniously with the natural world.
This EP is a testament to Zero Carbon Band’s dedication to creating meaningful music that serves as a catalyst for positive change.
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Review By: Naomi Joan