Los Angeles-based indie rockers Trapdoor Social, makers of shimmering pop anthems, have released a heart-wrenching new video for “Never Stop Listening,” a track from their self-titled full length record released last year.
Filmed at the center of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, the video beautifully captures the unquenchable spirit and united struggle of the water protectors in the Oceti Sakowin camp. “Last fall I helped organize a donation drive and trip up to North Dakota from LA to support the water protectors in the Oceti Sakowin camp, at the center of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests,” says Trapdoor Social’s Skylar Funk. “We spent a week there working in construction, in the kitchens, chopping wood and shoveling snow, and felt incredibly welcomed and honored for the chance to participate in something so powerful and historic.”
“One thing they asked of us in orientation was to ‘Bring It Home’ – to share what we learned at camp and to make sure folks back in the communities we’d return to were aware that the struggle to protect that land and water continues,” he continues. “Of course with the recent executive order, the challenge is even more urgent… So we created a video about the people we met at camp to share what we saw and hopefully inspire more action.”
With their video, Trapdoor Social, who are avid environmentalists, remind us that this issue isn’t about politics, it’s about people.