Music has long been a medium used to promote social change, and when a group of well-respected artists band together for a cause, it’s hard not to take notice. One of the latest examples of this kind of activism is Buy This Fracking Album, an effort from artists like John Butler Trio and Bonnie Raitt to raise awareness of the harm of hydro-fracking, a commonly-used means of extracting natural gases from the earth.
“My hope is that this album will open the ears of its listeners and help forge a path toward real democracy,” says album producer Jason Samel. “One where environment and its citizens’ well being come before profit.”
Buy This Fracking Album is set for release on June 16. Listen to an original recording for the album from Meshell Ndegeocello, “Never Still Water,” in the player above. For more information on the compilation, head over to the project’s Facebook Page.