The band also celebrate the show’s “all-important mission.”
Sigur Rós have shared a new version of their classic track ‘Hoppípolla’ that was created to soundtrack the David Attenborough-presented BBC series Planet Earth II.
The original version was featured in the trailer for Planet Earth season one in 2006 and the sweeping, string-driven soundscape couldn’t be a better fit for the show’s jaw-dropping visuals.
The band celebrated their involvement with the series and its “all-important mission.” “In Iceland we are blessed with a seemingly inexhaustible supply of wild and untamed places,” they told the BBC. “But even here, in the very furthest flung corners of Europe’s largest wilderness, the scars of human industry are visible, the plans for future encroachments, by dam and smelter, legion.”
“If lost, the Icelandic highlands are not recoverable. Around the world the story is the same; the traffic, literally, going in one direction. Sigur Rós are proud to be associated with Planet Earth II and its all-important mission to hold us rapt in understanding of, and respect for, this endlessly fascinating, utterly surprising and ultimately fragile place we are lucky enough to call home for a short while.”
‘Hoppípolla’ appeared on the band’s 2005 album Takk – hear the richer, fuller new version of the track below and also watch the Planet Earth II series trailer, which is scheduled to air in the US on January 28.
Back in July, the nature-loving band shared a full version of their ‘Route One’ project, which allows viewers to see the Icelandic countryside in 360°.
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