By: Shayla Lee
French couple and musical duo Racoon Racoon are known for their emotional and gentle music. Following up the release of their collaboration with Camel Power Club this February, Léa and Léonard are back with a touching new track called “The Dodo’s Nest”.
A beautiful blend of strings, chirping birds, and Léa’s gentle voice, “The Dodo’s Nest” is reminiscent of a jewelry box slowly unwinding with time. Destruction of our earth due to our actions is a prevalent topic of the song. Léa explains that she wrote it after thinking about our earth.
“The Dodo’s Nest is a song I wrote on a Sunday afternoon, at the top of the Moncenis Lake at the Italian-French border. I was so overwhelmed by the beauty of the landscape, Nature in its purest form and it made me profoundly sad. Sad because I knew I was privileged to see this: Mother Earth at her best appearance. I knew in a few years, Mother Earth would have probably become uglier, her wildlife sparse, if not extinguished. And all because of me. you. them. us.
Everyday we’re facing new datas about new species in danger, new ecological disaster, how a micro disturbance there provoques massive troubles there, how our massive consumption behaviors impact every step of the way, and we just seem so numb, so dazed, like watching our own death on TV, not realizing we’re the one pushing the red button… So yes, we will probably go the way of the Dodo one day, sooner than expected though, and it will be on us humans, the only specie who will have destroyed its own nest.”
You can stay up to date with Léa and Léonard by following them on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. To learn more about them, you can check out our interview with the duo here. Check out “The Dodo’s Nest” below!