10 songs for earth day 2020

The Lark Ascending‘ by Richard King, is a book based on the 1881 poem by English poet George Meredith, inspired by the song of the skylark. The book details the many ways nature has influenced musical production over the years, however, the full concept warrants a further blog post for another time.

The beauty, tranquility and often turbulent reality of nature has inspired music for generations, from cave-dwelling ancestors to the acid-house movement. Below is a selection of songs that feature, reflect and are inspired by nature.

Foals – Sunday

Maribou State – Larks Rise

Crystal Fighters – Yellow Sun

Alt J – Bloodflood

War on Drugs – Ocean Between The Waves

The xx – Sunset

Jon Hopkins – Feel First Life

Beach House – Zebra

Ben Howard – Old Pine

Bob Dylan – The Times They Are A-Changin’

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