Climate change and deforestation are at the centre of global concern and reaching critical condition. Classically trained, DJ, producer and live artist Francesca Lombardo has avidly championed the issue and is launching her LIFE OF RELEAF: One Tree Planted campaign on the 5th of September 2019.
After recently setting up a fundraiser for her birthday, with all proceeds going toward the Amazon Rainforest fires for the Amazon Watch campaign, Francesca is partnering withOneTreePlanted. $1 from every physical copy of herLife Of Leaf album sold through her store will go towards the campaign – one tree planted for each album sold. All donations will go specifically to the California Project, which she has a personal connection with.
“We must take care of our Mother. She has given us shelter, water, food, air, and everything we need to survive, she has loved us and nurtured us. Now it’s time for us to learn how to change and take care of her like she did with us.” – Francesca Lombardo
“Trees play a vital role in California’s landscapes both ecologically and socially. Trees help clean the air we breathe and protect critical watersheds that supply drinking water for millions of people, they also provide homes for local biodiversity and sequester carbon to control greenhouse gases. But California’s forests have been depleted due to forest fires, climate change, and infestations, resulting in an estimated 129 million trees in need of replanting.” – One Tree Planted
Released earlier this year, Francesca’s debut album Life Of Leaf received critical acclaim, with DJ Mag naming it an “enchanting” long-player that “distils all of Lombardo’s skills into a coherent statement”. Francesca also performed unforgettable live performances at London Giant Steps and The Royal Albert Hall. The vinyl and CD was previously available in Rough Trade, and now will be widely available for purchase throughFrancesca’sonlinestore, which will also launch on the 5th September, and will be in record stores internationally from 4th October. Following the singles Eye Ring and Rain taken from the Life Of Leaf album, Call Me Wrong will be the next single to be released in November alongside a video and special remix package to follow.