hey human

Many of you may have heard about the G7 summit which is taking place in my little corner of Cornwall. Where the streets have been turned into a no-go area and residents live behind a curtain of steel. But you may not have heard anything about the music recorded through a collaboration with groups of schools, some working together for the first time via online links, sharing their voices and vision for future generations and for the world’s leaders to hear.

The 7 Songs for G7 collection consists of seven unique, diverse songs, all home-grown, composed by Cornish composers from the age of 15 through to well-known Cornish songwriters and composers.

Children from Marazion School near Penzance and Stoke Climsland School near Callington have released a version of Hey Human, a song written by Cornwall-based songwriter Tanya Brittain.

The single is one of the 7 Songs for G7, a project developed by Cornwall Council’s Education Music Hub and delivered by the Cornwall County Choirs.

Angela Renshaw, Cornwall Music Education Hub’s Vocal Strategy Lead, said: “Giving their voices to Cornwall’s wildlife, the children hope that the world’s prime ministers and presidents will listen to the song, consider the lyrics, stop beating about the bush and help to save the planet.”

Source: Cornwall Council

I hope you will take time to listen to this song and find it as moving as I did.

43 Comments Add yours

  1. janesmudgeegarden says:

    Profoundly moving and profoundly depressing. I would be very happy if our execrable prime minister, who has taken himself off to Cornwall in some sort of capacity, (Australia not being in the G7) somehow happened to hear this song. He is famous for taking a lump of coal into parliament and telling everyone not to be frightened of it, it was ‘only coal’. Australia is rapidly becoming ‘the worst house on the block’, and our present government is doing next to nothing about climate change. And don’t get me started on refugees……..

    1. Heyjude says:

      You have to wonder why we all seem to have politicians that don’t do as we’d like, after all we vote them in. (Well not quite, I never voted for Johnson) It almost seems that once they get into power all they are concerned about is making money. I loathe capitalism and would have been happy living in a communist country, except they don’t exist either. It is a sad world we live in.

      1. janesmudgeegarden says:

        I’m not responsible for our government either. Here, it’s often about taking money from those who need it, and giving more to those who don’t. That, and wasting money on things like weapons and submarines. And yet people still vote for them. Beats me.

  2. Lynn says:

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful song with such an important message. Let’s hope our leaders listen!

    1. Heyjude says:

      If only they would Lynn. But I doubt anything will change the way they approach things. You would hope this pandemic would make them take stock, but I doubt it. Once they feel that the majority of the world is vaccinated it will be back to business as usual. Making money and trashing the land.

  3. artfulcrone says:

    An excellent song. I’d like to believe we’ll do better but I’m afraid I don’t have a lot of faith in we humans. We seem to have very short attention spans. What we can control is what each of us does on the smaller scale. I’m going to try to do better.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I have to agree. The planet will do better when we are extinct, if there is anything left.

  4. Ann Mackay says:

    A very moving song – I hope that lots of people get the chance to hear it – and take the message in.

  5. Joanne Sisco says:

    Thanks for sharing this, Jude. You’re right – it is very moving. I’m afraid the message isn’t getting through though.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I know. Which makes it so much more emotional. I feel so helpless.

  6. BeckyB says:

    oh wow Jude, what an incredibly moving song. Really hits home. Us humans are not great for the planet are we – I do hope the politicians listened to this

    1. Heyjude says:

      One hopes they did, but would it affect them as much? They seem oblivious at the mess we humans are making.

      1. BeckyB says:

        They’re not the only ones unfortunately 😕

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