In celebration of Earth Day, Jackson Browne has released the new song “Downhill From Everywhere.”
The song, which Browne has been writing for almost ten years, is featured in the trailer for the upcoming documentary, The Story of Plastic, which takes a sweeping look at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution and the worldwide effect it has on the health of our planet and the people who inhabit it.
The documentary will premiere today, April 22, at 2pm ET on the Discovery Channel.
Browne, who is on the Executive Advisory Board of the Plastic Pollution Coalition, an alliance that strives for a future free of single use plastic, told Rolling Stone:
“Plastic is a great and really useful thing, for medical uses for instance.But it’s just absurd that we use it to deliver things like water. That bottle will be around for hundreds of years and does not biodegrade. This movement has got a lot of attention and a lot of support, because it’s so visible now. It’s no longer something that can be sort of swept under the rug.”
“Downhill From Everywhere,” as well as Browne’s recent track “A Little Soon to Say,” will be included on his upcoming studio album.