Eco-Music Monday: Michael Jackson “Earth Song”

Michael Jackson’s “Earth Song” was his first song that overtly dealt with the environment and animal welfare. “Earth Song” was accompanied by a lavish music video shot in four geographical regions. The video centered on the destruction and rebirth of Earth and went on to receive a Grammy nomination in 1997. In 2008, a writer for the Nigeria Exchange noted, “‘Earth Song’ drew the world’s attention to the degradation and bastardization of the Earth as a fall out of various human activities.”┬áThe song reveals itself to be highly spiritual at the end where Jackson calls on people to remember the Earth is their inheritance from God.

 

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