Nate Bergman Focuses on “Lords of Water, Lords of Grain” in Explorative Track on Resource Depletion
Serving as the opening track to Metaphysical Change, the debut album from Washington, DC, based singer/songwriter Nate Bergman, “Lords of Water, Lords of Grain” also serves as an exploration of the control that large corporations have over resources, and how their control depletes these resources in a time of climate change. As Nate shares,
This is really my song about global warming. The destruction of the environment and the depletion of natural resources. Around 8 years ago I started reading articles about Coca-Cola and Nestle going into developing countries’ natural resources and purchasing and claiming land from the Government that holds crops and water sources. Reselling the water back to the people who live there at a huge mark up but initially making their own products cheap and readily available. In several parts of Africa and India they hold. They are doing it here too – major corporations have started to buy up all the water aquifers and literally own the rights to them.
In this reflect track, Nate Bergman brings to light a very specific issue among all of the issues that speckle today’s fight against climate change, and he does it in a manner that asks listeners to pay close attention to the message. “Lords of Water, Lords of Grain” takes on a chilled rock atmosphere with guitar riffs aplenty. It is an atmosphere that presents little barrier to focusing on the lyrics themselves as a tale of the future of the planet is spun through illustrative and pensive musings. Illustrating the dystopia that could lie ahead through marching boots and rations, the song begs the question “Will it ever be the same?”
You can listen to the song below through the accompanying music video, which focuses on interpretive dancing against off-hue skies.