Sigur Rós Does Remix Of "Hoppípolla" For BBC's Planet Earth Series - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Sigur Rós Does Remix Of “Hoppípolla” For BBC’s Planet Earth Series

Published November 24, 2016

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The legendary Icelandic musicians return to the BBC nature series with a remix of one of their most popular songs.

As the BBC reports, the original version of the song appeared in Season 1 of Planet Earth, a critically-acclaimed nature series narrated by David Attenborough. This remix was recorded especially for Season 2 of the series.

“In Iceland we are blessed with a seemingly inexhaustible supply of wild and untamed places,” the band said in a statement to the press. “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.”

The third episode in the series’ second season aired last Sunday. If you liked the first season, the second season will not disappoint you.

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