Wildfires in California are on the rise again! Last May Recording artist, songwriter and performer John O’Brien released a striking music video for his song “California Wildfire” from his newly released album “The Love You Need”. The song pays tribute to the hundreds of dead and homeless people who suffered the consequences of the 8,000 wildfires that happened in 2018 in California. The wildfires affected almost 2 million acres of land, $3 billion in damage, killing hundreds of people, and burning down over 19,000 homes and businesses.
John O’Brien addresses an important message related to the dramatic increase in wildfires, a direct result of climate change, that will not yield to the white flag of adaptation. He believes that we, as a people, must address the buildup of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere from the use of fossil fuels to stem this deadly trend. The song was written to increase awareness of these wildfires and, most importantly, the plight of the victims, both present and future.
To write this song, John read and studied numerous news and other media reports of interviews with people who were in the Paradise, California “Campfire” wildfire. Their stories seared through John’s heart as these folks had to quickly rise from a deep sleep and immediately run for their lives with nothing but the clothing on their backs. The descriptions of the acute smells, the loud roar of the fire, the hot ground on their bare feet, the scorching wind whipping the sparks flying through the air and of cars and trees spontaneously bursting into flames are all part of the composition of the song and the skilled and emotional video production by feature filmmaker Victor Zimet. John and Victor both hope the video will bring attention beyond California to the wildfires and bring to bear the resources needed to effectively address the deadly effects of climate change which are occurring all around us with no end in sight.
Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/embed/Wky8RePe3q8
John O’Brien, during his impressive career, has always been extremely sought after by all kinds of music media, with extensive airplay on major radio stations, major streaming platforms plays, and multiple performances at major festivals worldwide. A critically respected artist, John O’Brien’s latest album, The Love You Need has already received mass traction on all major digital streaming and video platforms, rave reviews in multiple music magazines and blogs and paves the way for a resounding success in 2019-2020. He is presently recording a new original EP for release this Spring and is currently scheduled to perform on a high energy tour named The John O’Brien Experience with his band at major venues in the UK in May 2020.
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