With politicians left, right and centre making half-hearted pledges on climate change policy of late, BEANS ON TOAST, instead cuts right to the chase with his latest single: On & On.
Taken from his upcoming rock’n’roll protest album The Inevitable Train Wreck, the track is both a comment on the imminent environmental catastrophe we face, but also a spurring anthem of optimism and hope dedicated to the people driving for real change now.
The new single is accompanied by a heart-warming video filmed at the London Fridays For Future Climate strike that took place in London on 20th September, which played a central influence on Beans in the writing of this song. Capturing highlights of the climate change protests – from the school children campaigning for the preservation of their future, to the everyday people raising awareness with colourful creativity – the video also features Beans and, rather poignantly, the next generation of his own family at the event.
Hopeful, articulate and well-reasoned, On & On is a fitting reflection of the scenes that day and its greater message. There’s even time for a tongue-in-cheek dig at Boris and Trump (if they’re listening). With its hymnal quality and irresistible chorus, On & On is an eloquent invitation for more voices to join in its song and cause; and who knows, perhaps even those two could one day…
Beans will perform at The Leadmill in Sheffield on December 18th and the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds on February 7th.