A politically woke tribute to an international hero or a cynical ploy to make an old song go viral? I’m not quite sure, but I DID get chills, so I’m landing on the side of BRILLLLLLLLLIANT!
DJ/producer/’90s icon Fatboy Slim recently updated his classic 1998 hit “Right Here, Right Now” by mashing it up with the teen activist Greta Thunberg’s instantly iconic UN speech to world leaders on the climate crisis.
“The mash-up opens with Thunberg’s voice, delivering her blistering speech to world leaders about the climate crisis over the synth melody. … The sample of Thunberg saying ‘right here, right now’ is used throughout the song. The mash-up originally appeared on social media in late September, after musician David Scott from The Kiffness made and shared it to images of ice bergs breaking up.”
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