IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PEOPLE'S CLIMATE MARCH ON SEPTEMBER 21, 2014, SINGER-SONGWRITER, MUSICIAN AND ACTIVIST, BILL MADDEN, RELEASES THE LYRIC VIDEO “DELUGE”
Billed as “the largest climate change march in history”, the People's Climate March precedes the UN summit on the climate crisis, where UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution. To help kick off the March, singer-songwriter, musician and activist, Bill Madden, releases the lyric video “Deluge”.
New York, NY, September 16, 2014 : A resident of the Lower East Side / Chinatown neighborhood of New York City, Bill Madden was one of the millions impacted by Hurricane Sandy. No stranger to environmental activism―his short films/music videos “Gone” (2006) and “Unfair” (2008) received numerous international awards for their social commentary on the environment―Madden’s passion for this cause was further fueled by the devastation he experienced from Sandy, including the loss of power, water, and the flooding of his neighborhood. Deluge, a recollection of the lingering pain and damage caused by that event, is a song off of Madden’s album entitled “New Religion”, released September 9, 2014.
For several months, March organizers have been reiterating the message, “To change everything, we need everyone.” In that spirit of collaboration, Madden teamed up with Kasia Haldas, a Polish multiple disciplinary artist, based in Berlin―their shared passion for nature resulted in a visual and audio representation of that moment in history.
Madden noted, “Art has an influencing effect on change. Kasia is able to symbolize my song in her illustration and add another dimension to the work." Haldas added, “I’m motivated by the humane and social aspects of life and Bill Madden really gets to the heart of this in his art.”
Madden will be participating in the March and actively communicating with other activists around the world via the hashtag #PeoplesClimate. Madden invites all those concerned about the health of our planet and the effect it will have on generations to come to join him in support of this worldwide movement.