For Earth Day 2022, we take our cue from this year’s theme, “Invest In Our Planet.” We shine the spotlight on five films which touch on different aspects of this theme to help us understand the world we live in with fresh eyes. Are we taking our planet for granted? Do we have time to fix our climate crisis? These are just some questions the films explore.
To accompany the films are five soundtracks which express the magnitude, the majesty and the urgency one may feel when contemplating the film’s topics. Watch the film trailers and listen to the soundtracks below.
Continuing on the Earth Day theme this week, we feature the 2007 release of The 11th Hour (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), a compilation of music by various artists: Sigur Rós, Cocteau Twins, Mogwai, Lukas Haas, Arve Henriksen, Dirty Three, Deaf Center, Triola, Ulf Lohmann and Lamb. See the track list below.
This Friday, Lakeshore Records has released free download codes to the first 100 people who send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org – be sure to enter the name of the giveaway album, “The 11th Hour” in the subject line. Enjoy!
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, and even though initiatives to target areas crucial to creating a more environmentally friendly society have been hampered by the Coronavirus, it does not mean the show can’t go on. With organizations such as Earth Day going digital this year and thanks to projects dedicated to cleaning up the environment already in place since January (Forbes), all is not lost.
It has been said that Earth Day should be every day, but on this occasion, we take a razor sharp focus on the films and their soundtracks dedicated to this time of reflection, education and re-commitment to mother earth.
Earth Day can be a time of reflection, education or re-commitment to the world we live in. Lakeshore Records is proud to have partnered with filmmakers and composers on climate change and environmental projects such as through last year’s Before The Flood release in which we, along with composers Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Gustavo Santaolalla and Mogwai, helped raise $10k for terrapass, a charity that works to offset carbon emissions.
This year, we are pleased to present National Geographic’s A Symphony For Our World, which premieres tonight. This, and other Earth Day films below feature music by some of the world’s most celebrated musicians and composers.