Concerned over the waning media coverage of rgw disasters in the Gulf Coast, indie-rockers The New Pornographers teamed up with Oxfam to create a video to raise awareness. The video for their song “Sweet Talk” off their newest album Together depicts the workers and animals whose lives have been devastated by Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill.
The video begins with an introduction from 3 of the band’s members; AC Newman, Neko Case and Kathryn Calder. “To see New Orleans go through Katrina and then have the gulf oil spill a couple of years later is such a devastating series of events. Theres a lot of culture and people’s hearts in that place, we really need to support them and show we haven’t forgotten” says Neko Case.
Check out the video below: