Saltland, cellist and activist Rebecca Foon, has shared a new video for “Light Of Mercy,” a standout from her new album A Common Truth. The video reflects the album’s themes of a changing planet, depicting a collage-like environment of rock and ice that slowly changes and becomes more intensely stark as the song progresses, eventually being engulfed by a deep red sky. It was directed by Brigitte Henry, and premiered this morning via PopMatters. The song is a perfect example of the incredible balance of beauty and melancholy that Foon employs throughout the album, which is out now on Constellation.
This week, to celebrate the week between Earth Day and the Climate March, Foon will be donating 100% of Bandcamp sales to 350.org, founded by environmentalist Bill McKibben. Foon is an accomplished climate activist, as a Co-Founder of Pathway To Paris and as a member of the Canadian cooperative consultancy Sustainability Solutions Group. Visit her Bandcamp page HERE.