Grammy-nominated producer, DJ and environmental toxicologist Jayda G has announced the release of “If We Only Knew,” a sleek downtempo track taken from the soundtrack of her new documentary project Blue Carbon. Both the film and the track are available today.

“Blue carbon” is the term for carbon captured by oceanic and coastal ecosystems, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:

Sea grasses, mangroves, and salt marshes along our coast “capture and hold” carbon, acting as something called a carbon sink. These coastal systems, though much smaller in size than the planet’s forests, sequester this carbon at a much faster rate, and can continue to do so for millions of years.


Hosted and narrated by Jayda G, the film Blue Carbon is an “environmentally-focused musical journey” which follows Jayda “on a quest to understand how blue carbon can help to mitigate the effects of climate change, and how we can protect these fragile ecosystems from further destruction.” The film follows Jayda “from the mangroves of Vietnam and Senegal to the salt marshes of France, the seagrass meadows of Florida, and beyond.”

The film’s soundtrack includes additional music from RZA (Wu-Tang Clan) and Seu Jorge and “If We Only Knew” — a lyrical plea awash with captured sounds from the coast — from Jayda G herself.

Blue Carbon is airing now on CNN and HBO Max in the US and WaterBear in the UK. “If We Only Knew” is out now.

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