A Climate In Chaos 2022

Hello music lovers and climate warriors!

Daphodil Music are proud to have collaborated on another exciting musical project with WIRRAL IN THE SUNSHINE on their fantastic 2022 film titled — ‘A Climate In Chaos (and how we can help)’, inspired by the book by the ultimate climate warrior author Neal Layton, of the same title.

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Watch the film A Climate In Chaos here:

Composing the theme song A Climate In Chaos was such a privilege and so much fun.

The verses and the bridge sections are spoken rhythmically, because rap is such a powerful songwriting tool for conveying urgent messages. And climate change is a hugely important and urgent issue! The bridge also has a little nod to recent speeches made by another notable climate activist, can you guess who*? (scroll all the way down to find out)

Our favourite way of raising awareness, creating change and mobilising people into action is through music and song, and we hope you enjoy singing along and thinking about the important message of this song.

A Climate In Chaos – the song

Listen to our song A Climate In Chaos and sing along using the lyrics below. Save the planet by singing and making music! What could be more fantastic than that?

Guitars and production by the brilliantly talented Udi Glaser

Vocal Track:

Performance Track:

Backing Track:

Playlist:

A Climate In Chaos – Lyrics:

Verse 1:

Have you heard of climate change?
We hope this doesn’t sound too strange
It affects all living things
Everything that grows and springs.

Earth has been so good to us
But now the climate’s in chaos
Many gases fill the sky
And temperatures are getting high!

Chorus:

Reduce your waste, reuse your things
Plant a tree and eat your greens
Switch off electricity
Walk or cycle, then you’ll see

It is not too late for us
To save a climate in chaos
We can make a change together
Make our future better!

Verse 2:

Humans sometimes make bad choices
Burning fuels and chopping forests
We’ll run out of food and water
If the Earth keeps getting hotter.

The effects are wide and dire
Heavy winds, and rains and fires
Creatures lose their habitats
Don’t dispute the science stats!

Chorus:

Reduce your waste, reuse your things
Plant a tree and eat your greens
Switch off electricity
Walk or cycle, then you’ll see

It is not too late for us
To save a climate in chaos
We can make a change together
Make our future better!

Bridge:

Yo! Listen up, no more empty words
It’s time to get our message heard
Take care for our planet today
Before our chances melt away

This is more than just the weather
It is whether we’ll survive
Tick tock, it is now or never
Let’s make sure that life on Earth can thrive!

Final Chorus:

Reduce your waste, reuse your things
Plant a tree and eat your greens
Switch off electricity
Walk or cycle, then you’ll see

It’s not too late for us
To save a climate in chaos
We can make a change together
Make our future better!

Art by Eliya, age 8

Click here to watch the brilliant ‘A Climate In Chaos (and how we can help)’ and keep the music and the planet alive by singing, making music and spreading this important message! See you soon for more musical delights!

Daphne,
Daphodil Music

Here’s the answer to the question above:
*Greta Thunberg

Halloween Music

It’s our favourite spooky time of the year! Here are some scary tunes to get your blood bubbling and bones rattling…

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By Eliya, age 6

First a throwback to 2017, when we composed these creepy tunes for Absolute Radio and their short film Morning Gory. Check out our apocalyptic zombie song Morning Gory – a perfect creepy addition to your Halloween playlist! Sing along using the lyrics below…

Featuring Udi Glaser‘s epic zombie slaying guitar shredding.

Morning Gory Lyrics:
The earth is churning and the graves begin to shake,
Our world undone as the apocalypse awakes.
The dread fills the morning,
Gory sights as the day is dawning and the undead rise,
I wanna run but I am frozen is there no one
to stop the end from closing in?

And the night is dark but the Morning Gory
How will we survive this horror story?

How long can living dwell as death spreads all around,
It’s not the terrors of the night that drag us down!
When first light falls and shadows crawl,
All hope is gone but through it all,
The fighting will not cease till all
Is consumed by hell’s fire.

And the night is dark but the Morning Gory
How will we survive this horror story?

To the blood red sky I lift my eyes
See the living dead I’m paralysed with fear.

And the night is dark but the Morning Gory
How will we survive this horror story?
And the night is dark but the Morning Gory
How will we survive this horror story?

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Next, a simple theme & variation for piano, which I composed for my Dalcroze Eurhythmics Certificate exam back in 2010, inspired by legendary John Williams’ beautiful Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter, (because Halloween is not Halloween without a little Harry Potter magic):

The different variations include playing the main theme in the bass line, changing from a minor to a major key, tempo changes, rhythmic and duration changes, mood changes, use of tremolo and more. How many can you hear?

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Composing variations on a musical theme you love is such a fun exercise – give it a go!

Finally, here is our Halloween Playlist, with all our favourite dark tunes…enjoy!

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All art by Eliya, age 6

Happy Halloween!

Daphne, Daphodil Music

Remote Choir Tracks

Since March, it has sadly not been possible to sing all together in groups and choirs. BUT that doesn’t stop true music and singing adorers! The internet has been abundant with so many wonderful examples of how music can bring people together, even when they are physically apart. All you need is a backing track, a pair of headphones and a way to record yourself singing from home and – a virtual choir is born!

Here are some of the tracks I have put together during this time, homages to the wonderful music of The Beatles, Leonard Cohen and Kacey Musgraves! The vocal tracks I made were what the singers followed, and the remote choir tracks are made up of recordings made by the singers from their homes. Technology can be such an incredible tool. All singers in KS2.

Singing will get us through these hard times! Sing safely, sing joyfully, and share it with someone you love.

Take care out there.

Daphodil Music Choir Performance – 16th June

Dear followers,

Don't Forget Them

The Daphodil Music singers will have their first performance on Sunday 16th June 2013 at 1pm outside the Crouch End Old Town Hall, as part of the Crouch End Festival Family Day Picnic.

Extinct Animals

 

They shall be singing a selection of songs from both The Extinct Animal Songs project and The Magical Creature Songs project.

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The choir participants are: Biba, Dylan, Esther, Flo, Freya, Hannah, Hannah, Ruby, Sophie, Tallulah and Tara.

We would be delighted to see you there!

Listen to the Extinct Animal Songs and the Magical Creature Songs before hearing them live, sung by the same children who recorded them!

With excitement and anticipation,

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The Daphodil Music Singer’s Live Performance – what a hit!

They all sang their hearts out, were confident with their solos, sang into the mic and were all super duper awesome! Well done singers!

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