Oils will be Oils
Midnight Oil has once again used a social justice theme to jump back into the game, releasing their first new music since last year’s The Makarrata Project.
The new single, titled ‘Rising Seas’, is as passionate as you’d expect The Oils to be. Released just ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, the focus of ‘Rising Seas’ sits squarely on the band’s belief change is still needed despite Australia being well on track to meet and beat its commitment to reduce emissions to meet its commitment to the Paris Agreement by 2030.
Midnight Oil worked with director Cameron March and executive producer Mac De Souza on the video, shot in Sydney in September this year. Using footage from Greenpeace, the visuals for ‘Rising Seas’ reinforces the core message of the track itself.
"Rising Seas’ has been burning a hole in our pockets ever since we started tracking it two years ago,” Oils guitarist/songwriter Jim Moginie said.
“We believe there’s a climate crisis which calls for a real sense of urgency so we decided not to wait any longer to share it.”
The song is part of a brand new Midnight Oil album, due out in early 2022. The full collection of new Midnight Oil material was supposed to drop this year, but COVID prevented the original roll out.
Watch the 'Rising Seas' video below.
Photo courtesy: Daniel Boud