Last week rockers Buckcherry announced that a new version of the track “Our World,” from the forthcoming album ALL NIGHT LONG, would be made available for purchase as an iTunes exclusive with all of the band proceeds from the sales to aid victims of the oil spill – both human and animal. The band is proud to announce that with the help of Natural Resources Defense Council’s Gulf Coast Recovery Fund all proceeds will go directly to Gulf Coast non-profit groups working on the frontlines to help people, wildlife and fragile ecosystems recover from the disaster. The Natural Resources Defense Council is a national, nonprofit organization of scientists, lawyers and environmental specialists dedicated to protecting public health and the environment. Founded in 1970, NRDC has 1.3 million members worldwide.
Buckcherry frontman Josh Todd commented, “The song touches upon environmental crises that plague the world every day. A few weeks after writing and recording the song, the oil spill occurred. We recently went back into the studio to re-write the lyrics based on what was happening in the Gulf. We released this version exclusively on iTunes and are donating the proceeds to NRDC to help aid those affected by this disaster.”
Since the spill occurred, NRDC has been at the forefront of efforts to ensure this type of catastrophe never happens again. NRDC has had a rapid-fire response team on the ground in the Gulf documenting the environmental impacts of the oil spill and advocating for local communities. NRDC attorneys and scientists are working to hold BP accountable for the damage it is causing. The organization is also working to make sure the Obama Administration and Congress is doing everything possible to create touch new safeguards that will defend our coastal waters from more disasters and rein in damaging practices by the oil industry.
“Our World” was originally written as an anthemic cry out to help right the social, environmental, economic and other wrongs of this world.The band reworked the lyrics to represent their commitment to expose the BP disaster and to bring awareness and support to the crisis and its victims. The track was rewritten and recorded for this unique and unfortunate situation.
In order to further illustrate the magnitude of the situation, Buckcherry has posted a powerful new video for the song, which documents the timeline and terrifying facts about the disaster. The video just made its premiere on the Larry King Live website last week: http://larrykinglive.blogs.cnn.com/2010/06/30/buckcherry-premieres-“our-world”-on-lkl-blog/.To download the new version of “Our World,” fans can visit: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/our-world-gulf-spill-awareness/id378504791. Please see below for lyrics to the song.
Buckcherry’s new album, ALL NIGHT LONG is set for an August 3rd release via original independent label, Eleven Seven Music. The title track has been called “The top down anthem” by BILLBOARD. In their more than decade-long career, multi-platinum artists Buckcherry have established themselves as a definitive hard rock band with a massive presence at radio. Hits such as “Lit Up,” “Crazy Bitch,” and “Sorry” have propelled the band’s sales to more than 3 million albums worldwide and have garnered Buckcherry two Grammy nominations. Their most recent album, 2008’s BLACK BUTTERFLY, earned the band their first-ever Top Ten Billboard album debut, with the album coming in at #8. BLACK BUTTERFLY was deemed the “Album Of The Year” by Entertainment Weekly and “Best Rock Album” by iTunes.