February 17, 2021
By Victoria Ford
Kentucky-born cellist Ben Sollee’s primary music “Slackwater,” motivated by his 2018 exploration of Wonderful Bay with maritime biologists from the Edwin B. Forsythe Countrywide Wildlife Refuge and Rutgers University Marine Discipline Station, together with its new music video, shot by Emmy-award profitable videographer Mallory Cunningham, is an official entry in the Colorado Environmental Movie Festival, having area now as a result of Feb. 21.
The song and video clip, collectively referred to as a songscape, have been manufactured in partnership with an organization called Maintain Tunes and Mother nature. Sustain’s songscapes are retreat systems that spouse musicians with general public land places to generate new songs encouraged by American landscapes and the troubles they encounter.
The tune “Slackwater” is a poetic wakeup contact – a message in a bottle for Sollee’s son’s upcoming self, “that he can pay attention back again to and obtain guidance in.” The lyric “Oh, Slackwater, will not you remain for a when?” is inquiring to hit pause in the relentless progress of time, the two in phrases of the sea level’s rise and his son escalating up. The themes of stillness and transition carry as a result of the track Sollee hopes its information will motivate audiences to take into consideration what to do about weather modify now, to be certain a wholesome tomorrow for the subsequent era.
To assistance the artist and Sustain, attend the film fest practically and appreciate a slew of other character movies, masking everything from ocelots to the Grand Canyon. Acquire tickets at ceff.eventive.org. Sollee’s songscape is entered in the movie assortment titled “Public Lands and Parks.” —V.F.