Aussie hitmakers 'In Hearts Wake' drop carbon neutral album
IN Hearts Wake will release their fifth studio album KALIYUGA on August 7 while also releasing new single and video Son Of A Witch today.
The band will minimise their environmental footprint on the release by carbon offsetting the entire process and using recycled materials to create the physical product for the music.
"During the recording process we measured every power socket, counted every light, pound of freight, food consumption, driving mile and airfare taken.
"We were then able to find the total carbon footprint and offset it by supporting a rewilding project in Australia on First Nations land"frontman, Jake Taylor said.
"Our mission to help support and sustain life on earth has made us realise that less is more. Many industries are evolving, and as musicians we feel it's time to do our part."
In Hearts Wake calculated the recording process of the album to be 26.37 tonnes of CO2e which has been entirely offset through the purchase of carbon credits in the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor of Western Australia.
The album will also be packaged and manufactured plastic free.
"Ancients from different cultures spoke of Four Ages of Humanity," Taylor said. "The Hindu ancients called the Age we are in right now, Kaliyuga - a time when negativity such as discord, greed, materialism and fear create strife and imbalance for life on earth.
"We're seeing this in the world around us and in the chaos of recent events."
The album is due for release August 7.
Newly launched single Son Of A Witch is the second piece of music to be released from
Filming for the song's live action clip was restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "Coronavirus turned our video into cartoons.
"These challenging times are forcing us to adapt, evolve and discover new ways of doing things."