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Oct. 8, 2021—Burbank, CA— Cartoon Network’s musician-in-residence Nandi Bushell released today her new song and music video, “The Children Will Rise Up” via her Instagram, Facebook and YouTube channel. Joined by Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, with an electrifying guitar solo by his 10-year-old son Roman Morello, the music video encourages young people to stand up against climate change with an inspiring rock n’ roll anthem. Distributed via Platoon, fans can also stream the song on all available platforms and watch the shortened official version on Cartoon Network starting today.
“I am not a scientist. I am an 11-year-old girl who understands the simple meaning of science, and while I’m not old enough to vote, I can bring awareness to this problem,” said Bushell. “I hope this song empowers young people to find their voice and inner superpower to speak out, and if we can all come together in unity and love, we can tackle humanity's biggest challenge before it is too late.”
Written by Bushell and Roman Morello, “The Children Will Rise Up” brings awareness to one of today’s most important issues and features Bushell as lead vocal and drummer, with Roman Morello accompanying on electric guitar. Actor/musician Jack Black and environmental activist Greta Thunberg also appear in the video which was created by Bushell’s father in support of sharing his daughter’s vision.
In collaboration with Fridays For Future Brazil and England, branches of the global youth climate movement started by Thunberg, proceeds from the song will be donated to SOS Pantanal as part of Instituto SOS Pantanal. SOS Pantanal works to protect the unique environment of the world's largest tropical wetlands area in The Pantanal, South America. Cartoon Network will also donate to the organization.
“Nandi is a shining beacon of what this generation of kids is capable of, and we wholeheartedly support her powerful and moving message about climate change,” said Tricia Melton, Chief Marketing Officer, Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics.
Bushell is an 11-year-old musical and personality extraordinaire. An accomplished musician at a young age, she challenged David Grohl to a drum battle which culminated in a special surprise performance with the Foo Fighters at The Forum LA. Bushell, who lives in Ipswich, England, got hooked on percussion at the age of five when her parents bought her a toy drum set. While the drums are still her favorite, she also plays guitar, bass and piano, and is writing her own music. After a historically difficult year, Bushell continues to send positivity and joy to the world through her love of rock and roll.
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Founded by C.E.O. Denzyl Feigelson in 2016, boutique artist services company Platoon identifies and shepherds exciting musical talent from around the world while arming them with innovative tools and services to build careers and reach new fans. Platoon landed its first success in 2016 when they signed yet-unknown Billie Eilish, helping lay out the groundwork for her ascent to global stardom. Following that it was BRIT Award winner Jorja Smith’s Blue Lights before guiding Nigeria’s Mr. Eazi to worldwide attention and acclaim. Most recently Platoon was the home to singer-songwriter and BBC Sound of artist Holly Humberstone. Current signings include Ms Banks, Fraser T Smith, Aziya, Simi, emie nathan, Amaarae, Aaron Smith, Victoria Monét, Luz and more. Platoon's team of employees has expanded across the globe, from London to New York, Los Angeles, Berlin and Cape Town. Platoon’s creative spaces in London and Africa boast a network of studios and content facilities and double as inspiring ecosystems for artists to openly collaborate, with Platoon also offering educational classes across music and marketing.
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