In Hearts Wake Release Confronting New Single 'Worldwide Suicide'
Everybody's favourite environmentally friendly metalcore band, In Hearts Wake, are back with their first new music in three years! Long time champions of the earth, committed to addressing eco and social injustices, the new single ‘Worldwide Suicide’ is their most direct and impassioned statement yet. Its message of “ecocide is suicide” is a call for positive action. “The Antarctic has reached an all time high temperature of 20.7°C. The Australian bushfires have burned over 12 million hectares of land, killing over 1 billion animals. The Climate Crisis is pounding on our door and we need to take action while there is still a window to turn it around. It’s time for profound systemic change as individuals and as a community.” said IHW’s Jake Taylor.
Watch the video for 'Worldwide Suicide' below:
The track’s intro section ‘Crisis’ features a sample of Greta Thunberg’s address at the Climate Strike in NYC last year.
Now one of Australia’s leading heavy music acts, five piece metalcore fellowship In Hearts Wake released their debut release ‘Divination’ in 2012. They toured relentlessly, spreading their unique sound and building a fiercely loyal following along the way. They have released four powerful albums, inspiring change, with social & environmental justice and self-accountability as the core themes throughout their catalogue. Their last three albums – ‘Earthwalker’ (2014), ‘Skydancer’ (2015) and ‘Ark’ (2016) all debuted in the Top 5 of the ARIA charts, opening doors for the band around the world as they toured North America, Europe and Asia extensively, before taking 18 months off the road to restore and re-energize. They are back in full force. A main stage performance at Download Festival was set to be the band's return to the live music circuit in Australia but after its cancellation, due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus, fans will need to wait a little longer to see In Hearts Wake perform in their home country. “We are aware that the Worldwide Suicide video is confrontational. We created this not to shock or cause despair but to incite positive action. In the spirit of this, the band has committed to plant 1 tree for every 1K views, restoring part of a vital ecosystem with the hope that every viewer and their descendants will one day enjoy its benefits. Music is both our art and our platform. I feel we have a responsibility as artists to challenge the status quo. What challenges has the potential to create change. If we can change, then we can evolve,” said Taylor.