Boy One, the alter ego of bass guitarist Brian Foley of The Blades, has dedicated his new song, Broken Skies, to climate change activist Greta Thunberg - and he's also had a little help from David Attenborough.
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Foley says that Broken Skies, which is available to stream and download on all major platforms, is dedicated to Thunberg and "every other school child who is facing an uncertain future".
The song was actually written in 1986 and was inspired by the book The Destruction of Dublin written by former Irish Times journalist and environmental campaigner Frank McDonald.
Foley decided to bring the song back to life a few months ago after listening to a cassette version and realised that the track resonated and reflected the planet’s present situation.
With Conor Brady on lead guitar and Pat Donne on drums, who also mixed and produced the track, Foley says it wasn’t too much of a leap to tweak the rest of the lyrics from the destruction of Dublin to the destruction of planet Earth.
Teaming up with filmmaker John Fisher, Foley then approached David Attenborough’s management about using some of David’s acclaimed footage of climate change in a video of their own.
The great man, (who is now 93 years old), took the time to write a handwritten letter to Brian explaining that the BBC own all the copyright to his various films. So John assembled his own footage and this can be viewed in the video he has made to accompany the song.