Pinegrove have released their new song, ‘Orange‘ via Rough Trade Records / Remote Control Records, decrying government inaction in the face of imminent climate collapse. Last week, Pinegrove released an acoustic performance of the song via their YouTube channel, viewable here.
Inspired by images depicting skies ablaze in the northwest, the band’s Evan Stephens Hall translated his frustration and anger into song. Describing the track, he explains,
“‘Orange’, a waltz about the climate crisis, was written on the day in 2020 that the photos of Oregon’s eerie, bloodshot sky circulated the internet. The song tries to balance outrage at those preventing progress—politicians elected in good faith to protect us who instead believe themselves celebrities—with the ethereal, almost dissociative feeling of being alive at the end of history. The mirage on offer by today’s political theatre does nothing to assuage our concerns as we watch where the money actually goes: the American military, one of the single greatest global sources of fossil fuel emissions. So for all who have on one hand heard the desperate scientific prognosis, and on the other seen the already-weak promises on the campaign trail traded in for endless wars—it’s tough not to lose heart.”