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Watch Mirel Wagner's 'Oak Tree' Video

Watch Mirel Wagner's dark forest music video for "Oak Tree."


It's been about a year since we last heard from Finnish-based, Ethiopian-born singer Mirel Wagner, who initially carved her mark on our site with the gloomy, bare-boned folk tune "No Death" and its standout music video. "Oak Tree," the lead single off her upcoming sophomore album When The Cellar Children See The Light Of Day, follows in that same vein as Wagner sings from the perspective of a corpse buried in the woods. Watch the video for "Oak Tree," directed by the artist and Aki Roukala, below. When The Cellar Children See The Light Of Day will be available August 11/12 in Europe/US from Sub Pop and August 8 in Finland from Kioski

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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