We Are The Youth
Apocalypse pop, inspired by the past and future but made for now.
Why I wrote this song
I wrote this song to express the anger and frustration of my generation in the face of government inaction on climate, First Nations peoples rights, and integrity.
I also wrote it to celebrate the people who ARE standing up to our governments lack of action – and all of those people are quite young, and mostly women. They are people like Anjali Sharma, Chanel Contos, Grace Tame, Brittany Higgins and the leaders of the Black Deaths In Custody movement here in Australia.
All of these people feature in the video for We Are The Youth, made by Nyikina Warrwa and Wangkumara Barkindji woman Marlikka Perdrisat and I.
About me as an artist
Jack River is a recording Artist with over 66 million streams, 1 X Platinum Single, 4 X Gold Singles, 3 X ARIA Nominations, 2 X Air Nominations, 2 X APRA Nominations.
She works tirelessly to advocate for a number of social movements, and platform minority voices on her stages and online.
In 2020 she put on ‘New Energy’ at the Seymour Centre that brought together an expansive group of figures – including Hon Matt Kean MP (Minister for Energy & Environment), Hon Adam Searle MLC (Shadow Minister for Climate Change), David Pocock, Phoebe Tonkin, Turia Pitt, Alex Dyson (former triple j Breakfast host), Sarah Wilson, and Reuben Styles (Peking Duk) – are set to take place in the recently-announced forum, New Energy.
“I wanted to bring people with a big platform together with experts in climate and energy to give us straight answers to our burning questions”.