Today, the singer-songwriter has followed it up with ‘I Believe in Kindness’, another track that will feature on the album, A Place to Fall Apart, when it arrives in April. It’s a lush, ethereal cut that foregrounds Mitchell’s gorgeous vocals with acoustic instrumentation, rumbling drums and the Uilleann pipes, which warble underneath.
“I believe in kindness, I believe in education / I believe in silence, I believe in conversation,” Mitchell sings on the track’s refrain – an expression of hopefulness for what can be achieved together, even in the face of crisis. “I know that love, it is our human nature / I love the way we are, waking up together.”
Mitchell wrote the song the day before the Global Climate Strike in 2019. “My body hummed with a feeling that I couldn’t quite put my finger on,” she explains. “The next day 100,000 people gathered, along with millions all over the world, in devotion to our Mother (earth).
“Elders spoke alongside school students and activists as they shared our needs for a safe future. It is terrifying that our governments’ policies are nowhere near good enough to protect our futures and care for Country. And yet, the feeling of being together that day still fuels my faith in humanity and reminds me of the power of a feeling.”
Today, we’re premiering the video for ‘I Believe in Kindness’, directed and produced by Ilsa Wynne-Hoelscher Kidd. Alternating between grayscale and gently-coloured footage of Mitchell, the clip captures the earthy, natural aesthetics of the song itself and serves as a perfect visual accompaniment to the themes the songwriter explores on the track. Watch that below.