Musical notes and sun images floating over record player

From wildfires to hurricanes, extreme weather has devastated communities. Now, a new cover of an old song is bringing hope and help to those in need.

[ “Here Comes the Sun” cover sound clip ]

Yearwood: “When you hear this – here comes the sun – it touches you not only in your heart, but in your soul. It encourages you to keep fighting, that even though sometimes this road looks so rough, this song reminds you that this battle is a battle that is worth fighting.”

That’s Reverend Lennox Yearwood, Junior, founder of the Hip-Hop Caucus. The group created a record label called People’s Climate Music and released a cover of the Beatles song by Grammy-nominated artists Jeremih and Antonique Smith.

All profits from the recording go to hurricane relief. Links to download the song are accompanied by a call for people to support communities on the front lines of climate change.

Yearwood: “There is no Planet B. And so we pray that songs like “Here Comes the Sun” can touch not only the world but a generation, to inspire to action.”

Reporting credit: Rosie Simon/ChavoBart Digital Media.
Image graphic: Created by David McCarthy.

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Diana Madson

Diana Madson contributed regularly to Yale Climate Connections from 2014 to 2021. She enjoys exploring U.S.-based stories about unexpected and innovative solutions to climate change. In addition to her...