The 1975 Recruit Climate Activist Greta Thunberg For Devastating New Single

16-year-old climate change warrior Greta Thunberg has issued a call to arms with the help of The 1975, teaming up with the British band for a new spoken-word single outlining the most pressing existential threat of our times.

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The tune, entitled The 1975, features the Nobel Peace Prize nominee making her case for urgent global action.

Despite some gossamer-thin synths and piano lines, Thunberg’s message doesn’t fuck around: we gotta change things, and fast, before our carbon emissions kick off an irreversible decline.

“We must admit that we are losing this battle,” Thunberg says.

“We have to acknowledge that the older generations have failed. All political movements in their present form have failed.”

The School Strike for Climate provocateur says traditional politics are incapable of halting greenhouse gas emissions.

“Either we choose to go on as a civilisation or we don’t. That is as black or white as it gets.”

The piece, much of which draws from her earlier speeches on climate change, ends with a call for more protests:

So, we can no longer save the world by playing by the rules. Because the rules have to be changed.

Everything needs to change. And it has to start today.

So, everyone out there, it is now time for civil disobedience. It is time to rebel.

Pitchfork reports the tune will act as the opener for their upcoming record, which doesn’t yet have a release date. At least we know the LP has a mission statement.