Bethany Cosentino Shares Video for New Single ‘Natural Disaster’

    Ahead of its release on Friday, Bethany Cosentino has unveiled the opening title track from her debut solo LP, Natural Disaster. It follows previous cuts ‘It’s Fine’, ‘Easy’, and ‘For a Moment’. Check it out via the accompanying video below.

    “’Natural Disaster’ was absolutely the easiest song on the album to write,” Cosentino explained in a statement. “Producer and songwriter Suzy Shinn sent me an instrumental track, and the moment I heard it, I ran to my music room and wrote this. It was one of those songs that felt like it was just waiting to come out of me. The message is very clear: I had been thinking a lot about the energy of the summer of 2020 in particular. Political upheaval, protests against police brutality, wildfires throughout the state of California, and other Natural Disasters around the globe. That chaotic energy was palpable on planet earth. The song is meant to serve as a commentary on the way we as humans go about our business as the world around us crumbles and literally burns. Thinking about the way our planet is changing is wildly anxiety-producing, but it’s very real, so I hope this song can call attention to it while also giving people something to sing along to.”

    Of the video, she added: “I wanted to create a visual for ‘Natural Disaster’ that drew attention to the way in which our planet is suffering, but also reminding people of the beauty of this earth and why we should be fighting to save it. None of us are perfect, but even if we do one or two small things in an attempt to elicit change, we are doing the right thing. With some of the hottest temperatures on record happening this summer, I hope this song and video can serve as a call to action. I chose to highlight Evergreen Action, a non profit organization working towards combating climate change. This is the only planet we’ve got, let’s all do our best to treat her right.”

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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