Julian Lennon and The White Feather Foundation have partnered with Future Youth Records on its youth-led Think Earth music campaign to raise critical funds for environmental justice. Today they released a new music video featuring several of FYR’s international artist partners covering Lennon’s 1991 poignant hit “Saltwater.” Special guest session musicians on the “Saltwater” cover also include Eva Gardner, Jim Keltner, Steve Porcaro, Laurence Juber, and Dave Shul.
This version of “Saltwater” was featured on Future Youth Records’ Think Earth campaign EP, which was released on Earth Day, April 22, 2023. In addition to “Saltwater,” the EP includes German youth artist Josh Heitzler’s remix of “Save Me” from Lennon’s latest release, the critically acclaimed Jude, which debuted last September. Lennon enjoyed additional success with his single “Lucky Ones,” from the album, which also centers around an environmental theme. This track saw him re-entering the Billboard charts that same month, and new remixes of the song continue with frequent airplay, as a favorite of DJs across the globe. Other FYR artist partners wrote the remainder of songs on the EP.
Jason Wall, Executive Director of Future Youth Records, explains, “This project represents people of different backgrounds and generations coming together through music to amplify the call for environmental justice. We invite everyone to contribute in any way they can, standing with us as allies in this crucial endeavor.”
The White Feather Foundation and Future Youth Records will share in the proceeds equally, with The White Feather Foundation’s share going directly to the Save the Mirning Sea Country Campaign to help preserve critical biodiversity and protect a sacred Aboriginal culture. Future Youth Records’ proceeds will continue to support Gen Z artists to inspire environmental change and social justice through music.
Lennon founded The White Feather Foundation in 2007 to address environmental and humanitarian issues.