Vancouver blues artist Dalannah Gail Bowen has just released an inspiring new video for a funky, pro-environment tune called "Look Ahead".
“This song is an invitation and a reminder for us all as ‘stewards of the land’ to ensure we walk consciously and conscientiously in regard to Mother Earth and all living things,” Bowen says in a press release. “The current climate in regards to Mother Earth is a sign that we must be aware of the damage we are causing; waters are receding and flooding, ancient icebergs are melting.
“We have entered a crucial time in our relationship to Mother Earth," she adds, "and it is our responsibility to be active in ‘changing the tide.’ I encourage everyone to act with consideration and be an example of the positive and good way to respect the environment and all living things. We must carry the torch of respect for Mother Earth."
"Look Ahead" is the latest single off Bowen's fifth studio album, Looking Back, which was produced by Michael Creber and features performances by such local music greats as Jim Byrnes, Tom Keenleyside, Andreas Schuld, Chris Nordquist, Miles Hill, Olaf de Shield, Brian Newcombe, Rob Becker, and the Sojourners.
Singer-songwriter Bowen—who is also an actress, playwright, storyteller, event producer, and social activist—will be performing tunes from Looking Back next Thursday (October 29) at 7 p.m. as part of the Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival. The online event is free, with donations appreciated, and you can register here.