Sir David Attenborough’s upcoming documentary series, “Frozen Planet II,” the follow-up to “Frozen Planet,” will see an original song composed and performed by Hans Zimmer and Camila Cabello, respectively.
The Academy-award-winning composer tapped the pop star for “Take Me Back Home,” the soundtrack of “Frozen Planet II.”
The executive producer of “Frozen Planet II,” Mark Brownlow, shared that the soundtrack “captures the fragility of these magical realms at a time when their very future hangs in the balance.”
The “Don’t Go Yet” singer expressed her excitement about working on the collaborative project, which is the first song written in support of a BBC One natural history series.
The 25-year-old singer added:
“To be able to combine my passion for the planet we live on, and my music is a dream come true, never mind also getting to work with the legend that is Hans Zimmer. I’m grateful to be able to lend my voice to such an inspiring series.”
Zimmer expressed gratitude for the opportunity to work on such an important project and stated that he enjoyed working with Cabello. He said:
“It was hugely exciting composing, and recording ‘Take Me Back Home’ with Camila and discovering that her musical talents are as powerful as her voice.”
Brownlow went on to say that the project is a monumental and important part of the show, and that it is “a celebration of wondrous wildlife overcoming the challenges of life in the extremes, but today it faces the even greater challenge of climate change.”
The first season of “Frozen Planet” premiered in 2011, with seven episodes featuring footage from the Artic and Antarctic, hence the name “Frozen Planet,” narrated by Attenborough, and the second season will be no different.
The critically acclaimed documentary series received a Metacritic score of 91 out of 100, including four Emmy Awards and three British Academy Television Craft Awards in 2012.
The beloved documentary series returns with “Frozen Planet II” less than a decade later.
The soundtrack will feature Cabello’s vocals as well as Zimmer’s orchestration, and the trailer depicts wolves, killer whales, Siberian tigers, and other animals.
According to reports, “Take Me Back Home” will be available worldwide on BBC Radio 1’s Breakfast with Greg James on August 26.