Back to the Start

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Support the Foundation by purchasing Willie Nelson's cover of "The Scientist."*


*At least 70% of the proceeds from the sale of this song will benefit The Chipotle Cultivate Foundation. The purchase price is not tax deductible.

Coldplay's haunting classic "The Scientist" is performed by country music legend Willie Nelson for the soundtrack of the short film entitled "Back to the Start." The film, by film-maker Johnny Kelly, depicts the life of a farmer as he slowly turns his family farm into an industrial animal factory before seeing the errors of his ways and opting for a more sustainable future. Both the film and the soundtrack were commissioned by Chipotle to emphasize the importance of developing a sustainable food system.

CAA and Chipotle
Production Company:
Nexus Productions
Johnny Kelly
Liz Chan
Music Supervision:
David Leinhart at duotone Audio
Willie Nelson
Music Producers:
Justin Stanley and Doyle Bramhall
Content Manager:
Liz Graves