Formidable Vegetable are back with their new song, Earth People Fair.
It's is the title track of their innovative, eclectic and urgent new album, inspired by the idea that we can all, at the same time mitigate and adapt to climate change by adopting the ethics of Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share.
Featuring the remote Gascoyne River’s Yagu Wila Choir and Charlie Mgee on ukulele and vocals, salsa-flavoured beats from Lord Dazastah of legendary Aussie hip-hop outfit Downsyde, an orchestra of strings and horns concocted by Mal Webb and Kylie Morrigan and sophisticated electronic production from Melbourne producer, Spoonbill, this is Formidable Vegetable’s most cutting-edge track to date.
Earth People Fair is a manifesto to finding a sense of ‘home’ from the perspective of someone who has often felt out of place. Coming from a more personal angle, Formidable Vegetable singer-songwriter, Charlie Mgee shares a desire to more deeply understand and know true connection to country, a concept mostly familiar to indigenous cultures around the world.
Partly inspired by Bruce Pascoe’s book Dark Emu and the principles of permaculture (practical tools for ecological design), Mgee points to an urgent need for Australians to start recognising and adopting more sustainable land use in an ecologically-fragile country, attempting to draw links between traditional indigenous practices and more modern systems of permaculture as a way for its more recent inhabitants to try and adapt to the increasingly harsh conditions we all face.
This is a positive, heartfelt tune which is sure to get your groove on and also delivers an important message of self-care, land-care and connection.
Earth People Fair is out Jan 18th on Bandcamp.
For more about the band and their music visit: https://music.formidablevegetable.com.au