Premiering on triple j’s Good Nights, Gretta Ray has released a new track ‘Heal You In Time’. The song is a response to all the recent bushfires that have been sweeping through NSW. 100% of the profits from the track will be donated to Green Music Australia.
This is what Gretta had to say about the new release: “I wrote ‘Heal You in Time’ in July, imagining I’d release it somewhere down the line, in a moment when I felt strongly moved to do so. A couple of weeks ago, I woke up in Sydney to the smell of smoke. When it dawned on me that this smoke was coming from the fires still currently burning across New South Wales, I realised that the moment to release this is Now.
Right now I am trying to stay as informed about the climate crisis as I can. It’s an emergency. This beautiful planet that unconditionally loves and looks after us all – is choking. I’ve felt pretty overwhelmed and a bit directionless as I learn more and more about how rapidly our planet is dying, and just how much unthinkable damage we continue to cause. These feelings of mine have been further amplified by learning of the horrendous amount of land, properties and wildlife that have been wiped out by the New South Wales fires. My heart goes out to anyone who has been personally affected by the events of the past month.”
She is currently working on new material for 2020 and will be playing her final 2019 show at NYE on the Hill.