In celebration of the 50th annual Earth Day today, Kacey Musgraves has shared “Oh, What A World 2.0 (Earth Day Edition).”
The new rendition of the track moves away from the vocoder vocal lines on the original toward an acoustic guitar line as Musgraves’ silky vocals take the lead. Musgraves is also raising money for the World Wildlife Fund today, with a donate button on her YouTube page here.
“There is a lot to feel downhearted about on this Earth Day. Everyone and everything feels out of balance. People are suffering and the future is uncertain,” Musgrave explains. “In the face of a pandemic that has brought cities to their knees, a song can feel small. A melody can seem insignificant. This is a global moment of acknowledgement and respect for the power of nature and for so many of us – extreme challenges and sadness. But in the midst of all the loss and uncertainty there are signs everywhere of human compassion and renewal.”
Listen to “Oh, What A World 2.0 (Earth Day Edition)” below.
“The earth is healing. Bluer skies hand over Chine and Los Angeles. Clearer water and a positive effect on wildlife is being seen. In spite of all its troubles, it’s still a wild, beautiful world and if you need proof, it’s out there. You just might have to look in a different corner of the sky,” Musgraves continues. “Right now, there are so many brave people that deserve Medals of Honour: the nurses, doctors, grocers, the delivery and truck drivers, cashiers, gas station attendants, the scientists, restaurant workers, the single parents, and SO many others.”