Decades After Paris has released their latest single, just in time for #COP24.
“Trouble” rocks a classic soul vibe, with intricate vocal harmonies, waves of horn lines, and a raunchy guitar lick.
How are we supposed to feel about delivering the bad news of climate change? That’s the question Decades After Paris set out to answer in their latest single “Trouble.”
The song conveys tension between a couple, as metaphor. There’s Trouble brewing. He’s not listening. She’s not listening. They’ve had this trouble for a while now. And it’s escalating. A moment of reckoning is coming and something’s gotta give.
Listen closely to the lyrics and you'll hear an alternate story: a science-data-wielding time traveller, trying to inform us of our impending doom.
While writing the song, the duo Danton Jay & Heather Lynn had a realization about something missing from climate change communications.
If a person knew for certain they were giving bad news to someone, like a doctor telling their patient they have a terminal illness, they would express empathy. It’s an element that’s been missing from a lot of climate change information. So with that in mind, the duo wrote the most Canadian line they possibly could as the main hook of the song: “I’m sorry”.
Learn more at www.decadesafterparis.com