Chris Birkett thinks globally and acts musically with his inspirational new single and video Save Our Beautiful World — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Joined by a group of young singers dubbed The Happy Campers, the Juno-winning Canadian singer-songwriter, composer, and platinum-selling producer powerhouse has returned with big goals — and an arsenal of songs that take the multi-talented multi-tasker in a new creative direction.
The song came to be during a production session with Berber musician Madjid Chaoui in Paris, as the duo collaborated on a powerful track about climate awareness. Chaoui supplied the melodies. Birkett contributed lyrics. The result was the timeless yet timely Save Our Beautiful World. Hearing young voices in his imagination, Birkett wrote many of the lyrics from a child’s perspective. The song features six verses, each designed to paint an important portrait in what this generation sees, with their pleas serving as a call to action. Meanwhile, the sincerity and innocence of the talented youngsters act as a humbling reminder that a new generation will soon inherit this world, and it’s our duty to protect it.
“The accompanying video features the performances of these children, all from different cultural backgrounds,” Birkett says. “Director Joan Prowse combines fun animation created by Luke Murphy with beautiful scenes and wildlife images. It creates a heartfelt message from these cute kids that fills you with hope for the future.”
Birkett is one of the great music producers of our era, working with Buffy Sainte-Marie, Mel Brooks, Steve Earle, Bob Geldof, Alison Moyet, Dexys Midnight Runners, Talking Heads, The Pogues and The Proclaimers . He just celebrated the 30th anniversary of producing Sinead O’Connor’s seismic release I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got. Watch Save Our Beautiful World above, hear more from Chris Birkett below, and keep up with him on his website and Twitter.