Subway launches world’s first plant-based grime track for Earth Day

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Restaurant chain Subway, legendary grime artist P Money and producers Star.One have joined forces to launch the world’s first plant-based grime track featuring sounds emitted by plants, on World Earth Day.

Grime track

Championing veganism, the track, called “Vegang”, and an accompanying social campaign, was devised by Above+Beyond to appeal to Subway’s Gen Z audience – a demographic that will be looking for brands that take action this World Earth Day.

The track was created by extracting sound emissions from the plants used in Subway’s plant-based menu, using PlantWave technology, which detects electrical variations via electrodes placed on the leaves.

Alongside the track, and a TikTok video to announce the launch, the back story to the collaboration has been captured in a filmed documentary, directed by youth icon Jamal Edwards MBE and developed with production partners, RadicalMedia and Wake The Town. 

In the film, which will be broadcast across Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, P Money and Star.One discuss the innovative process of developing the grime track, as well as the benefits they feel due to their vegan lifestyles and the importance of caring for the planet.

Dom Goldman, Executive Creative Director at Above+Beyond, said: “Creating a grime track with legendary artist and vegan, P Money and Star.One, made from Subway’s plants, is crazy. 

“It’s a different shape of work that celebrates veganism and Subway’s commitment to it, in a manner which doesn’t feel like an ad. 

Entertainment for a young audience

“Genuine entertainment for a young audience, and incredibly exciting for the entire team to be making this kind of work. 

“It was important to us that the artists had free rein to create an authentic grime track they would be proud of. While this story is a serious one, it’s been delivered with a tongue in cheek ode to plant-based food.”

Star.One added: “P Money is someone we’ve been working with for years, we’ve done loads of tracks together. To link up for this collaboration is the perfect match. 

“You have to move with the times, people are demanding more vegan options, so the fact that Subway is getting involved, it’s wicked.”

Angie Gosal, Marketing Director at Subway UK&I, said: “As more people champion plant-based lifestyles, we’re excited to be involved in the release of the first ever grime track made from plant sounds! 

“With our ever-expanding vegan range, World Earth Day felt like the perfect opportunity to celebrate Subway now having one of the biggest and tastiest plant-based menus on the high street, to offer you even more choice.”

The Plant-Based Beats campaign breaks this week and will run in the UK and Ireland for one month.

 The track itself will be available on TikTok from 22 April, and to stream via Spotify in May.