"Intimate, Real, Raw"
"Intimate, Real, Raw"
Singer-songwriter Bri Schillings, known professionally as Sweet Imperfections, is back with a new hauntingly alluring track that’s instantly been added to a multitude of our playlists. Titled “Ignorance is Violence”, it is a thought-provoking call to action for climate justice that is bound to pull on your heartstrings and fill you with motivation.
Written during the artist’s road trip in 2021, it stems from her experience witnessing the lingering smoke from the California wildfires — though the powerful passion in her voice can be traced back much further. Schillings has had a strong connection with nature since a child, finding solace in its protection and inspiration in its sounds. As she’s grown her voice and evolved her sound, her love for our magical landscape has only heightened. Listening to “Ignorance is Violence”, it is easy to hear her full heart in the lyrics and vocals.
Her latest single “Ignorance is Violence” is a thought-provoking, hopeful anthem that inspires change. Written during a road trip in 2021, Schillings was in shock by the lingering smoke from the devastating wildfires that ravaged California. She witnessed the effects of our ignorance around the pressing subject of climate change and the violence of our ignorance we were experiencing first hand. The lyrics, “smoke filled air covering the earth everywhere we go, it feels like the whole world is getting ready to explode,” sets the tone for the inspiring single, as the wailing guitar line cries for help. With a driving beat, the song ebbs and flows, injecting us with hope and determination to make a change. Hoping to raise awareness of climate change, Schillings urges “Ignorance is Violence” to inspire individuals and groups to take action to counter the impacts of climate change.
“Ignorance is Violence” was an outcome of Schillings’ personal encounter with the devastating impacts of climate change. This experience led her to express her feelings and observations through this powerful single. It carries a clear message that our ignorance towards climate change is indeed a form of violence.
The lyrics “smoke filled air covering the earth everywhere we go, it feels like the whole world is getting ready to explode” depict the urgency of the situation, indicating the severe consequences of our ignorant actions. The wailing guitar line acts as a desperate cry for help, symbolizing the dire situation our planet is in. The song’s driving beat represents the energy we need to address this issue head-on. Despite the somber subject matter, the song ultimately aims to inspire hope and determination. Schillings wanted her song to inspire individuals and groups to take action to counter the impacts of climate change.
Ignorance is Violence
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