Born in Los Angeles, Nate’s first love was reptiles. His hero; Australian zookeeper, Steve Erwin. He moved on to punk rock and Green Day and then became a Bob Dylan geek and a Radiohead obsessive. Left America at the age of 16 and moved to Cape Town, South Africa, where he immersed himself in local culture, ethnic music and breathtaking nature. Here, he became inspired to dedicate his music to defending Mother Earth.
Now back in Los Angeles, Nate is finding his own way in the positive protest movement spearheaded by conscious folk rockers Xavier Rudd, Michael Franti and Nahko
"Can't Be Swayed (No More)" is a song about overcoming the control being placed on us by society and the restrictive, violent, oppressive system we’re being trapped under. Filmed (from a distance) during the pandemic, this music video acknowledges the harsh and brutal conditions of today while striving to free ourselves from this rising threat of authoritarianism we're encountering at the moment.
Directed by Sherril Schlesinger with Nate Newbrun
Director of Photography Alon Goldsmith and Sherril Schlesinger
Edited and produced by Sherril Schlesinger
Colored by Kyle Stroebel and Sherril Schlesinger
Animation by Tyler Pike
Artwork: "Choice" by Deborah Faye
Conceptualized by Nathan Newburn
Did you Hear?
Nate Newburn’s raw and uninhibited debut music video - the first single from his upcoming album Lazarburn - protesting the destruction of homes and habitats by power-hungry governments.