Nick Mulvey Team Up With Sharp’s Brewery For An Important Cause
When passion and vision come together, you can make something truly special. On Oct. 2, Nick Mulvey released his new song, ‘In the Anthropocene’. Though the song from the Mercury Music Prize nominee is in itself a triumph, the way that it was released is totally unique.
Mulvey worked with Sharp’s Brewery to raise money for Surfers Against Sewage and to protect the oceans from pollution. Together, they released the first tracks made on a record of recycled plastic. Taking plastic that had washed up on the shores of Cornish beaches, they put it to use in a whole new way.
Each record is handmade and only 105 have been produced in a limited-edition run. And the proceeds are doing crucial work.
“Surfers Against Sewage is a national marine conservation and campaigning charity that inspires, unites and empowers communities to take action to protect oceans, beaches, waves and wildlife. SAS’s main campaign is Plastic Free Communities. Ocean plastic pollution is one of the biggest global environmental threats of our age. It’s time to take a stand against throwaway plastic culture.”
You can learn more about the whole process in this remarkable video:
The project is an amazing one — and the song’s urgent but optimistic tone is a perfect match. But it’s the synergy between the two, the natural fit between Mulvey and the project, that really stands out.
“My music is about knowing who – or what – we are, right at the core; aliveness itself, conscious,” Mulvey explained. “These times of urgent global crisis are demanding we re-examine ourselves and the world and we raise ourselves to match the Earth, this wonder-organism from which we are not, and have never been, separate.”
You can see the whole video here:
He’s an important artist doing vital work, so it’s time to start paying attention. As the climate crisis continues to worsen, we need as many bold, innovative ideas as possible — working on both macro and micro levels. Seeing artists step up to the plate to do their part shows that we all have our role to play.
You can learn more about Nick Mulvey, listen to the track, and purchase the record here