Here’s a song about climate change that’s actually really good: Mizan’s “7 Billion”
There are more than 7.3 billion people on Earth (and counting), but apparently only one of them can sing a seriously good song about the fate of our planet.
Singer-songwriter Mizan Kidanu just released a dreamy track called “7 Billion,” and it’s a far cry from the often cringe-worthy climate-themed tunes of the past. It’s beyond listenable — it’s phenomenal.
Mizan, an Ethiopian-raised artist based in New York, reflects on the human condition in her contemplative music. In “7 Billion,” her haunting voice rises above a foundation of acoustic piano to deliver a sincere, somber environmental message:
Battle against our own selves,
waste and poison in our air,
hate and greed in our skin —
Well, of course it’s not fair.
One day a dawn will come,
it won’t be too long at all.
If we win, we move along:
If we lose, God save us all.
“I’m the center of my world, but 7 billion have a say,” she sings. “7 billion have a heart, 7 billion find a way.” We’re listening, Mizan.