Lydia Luce has released her powerful new single, “Matter Of Time” today. Written during her time as an artist in residence on Orcas Island off the coast of Washington—only a couple of months after a series of devastating heatwaves in the Pacific Northwest—it was greatly apparent to Luce that her refuge was threatened. The song focuses on what might become of her Eden with the upward trend of wildfires and climate change.
“I was on this incredibly beautiful island immersed in nature thinking about the effect of climate change in that area. In that moment, I was grateful to be able to be there and experience the beauty,” she says, recounting the genesis of “Matter of Time.” “I tried to stay present and really absorb it all because every year we are seeing changes to our world.”
The visually stunning music video, filmed by Jason Lee Denton and Aliegh Shields finds Luce performing her song amongst a very similar habitat to that which inspired it, bathed in the shadows of fronds and vines. Watch the video now below.
Catch Lydia Luce On Tour:
June 9 Nashville, TN – Jaans House: Lockeland Strings with Nicki Bluhm, Volunteer Department, and more
June 23 – Philadelphia, PA – Rigby Mansion
June 26 – North Haven Island, ME – CrabTree Session
June 29 – Waldoboro, ME – The Waldo Theater
June 30 – Plymouth, MA – The Spire
July 1 – Cape Cod, MA – The Cape Cod Cultural Center
July 2 – Portsmouth, NH – Music Hall
July 6 – Bristol, CT – Acousticool
July 8 – Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool
July 29 – Nashville, TN – Third Man Records Blue Room