The pair respond to the theme of this year’s Earth Day: Restore our Earth.
Berlin-based artist Lyra Pramuk has teamed up with Indonesian musician Rani Jambak for a new fundraising single. Entitled Restore, the new track is out today (22 April) to coincide with Earth Day 2021. It sees the pair reflecting on this year’s Earth Day theme, Restore our Earth, while also considering their respective practices, environments and visions. Pramuk and Jambak have also dropped a new music video to accompany its release. The visual features footage of Indonesia’s sprawling Leuser Ecosystem.
Restore was produced collaboratively by Pramuk and Jambak over the winter months, with the pair opting for back-and-forth digital studio sessions and Zoom calls conducted as part of the Goethe-Institut’s Virtual Partner Residency programme. All profits from the sale of the track are to be donated to the Environmental Educational Centre (PPLH) Bohorok. PPLH is an NGO based in north Sumatra, Indonesia.
“This piece represents our shared commitment to raise awareness about the ongoing environmental atrocities taking place in our world every day,” says Jambak in a press statement. “We felt that Earth Day 2021 was the perfect time to release this.” [sic]
“With this project, we hope to bring international attention to the mission and activities of the Environmental Education Centre (PPLH) Bohorok,” says Pramuk. “We hope that individuals all over the world will enjoy and purchase our track, which will directly support the ongoing activities of the PPLH. More generally, we hope that our collaboration will stand as a powerful symbol for the potential of contemporary music culture to empower and heal across different cultures and traditions.”
Watch the new music video in the player above. Purchase the single on Bandcamp or stream it below.