Adele’s Hello – a song that we have all seen millions of times, or to be precise one billion nine hundred sixty-three million six hundred fifty-five thousand four hundred and twelve (1963655412, YouTube) times but here we are again, with this song but with a narration of Sir David Attenborough.
During an interview, about his latest series The Hunt, on BBC Radio 1, the legendary broadcaster was asked to narrate the beginning of Adele’s stirring song Hello. Initially, the humble broadcaster shows a bit of hesitation and politely asks the host Greg James, “Really? Won’t Adele be cross with me?” but soon decides to give it a shot and the result is breathtaking.
“This is year 2015. The world appears to have a green tint to it. But there are also some dead insects in the foreground but don’t worry about that now. Look as the world’s famous pop star zooms down a dirt track in an old mini.”, Sir David begins in his signature voice giving the love song a great naturalist twist. His divine voice describes Adele’s whereabout and even jokes about her old phone. “But there’s a problem. The signal is poor and she hasn’t upgraded her handset since 1999 #FlipPhone”
Sir Attenborough did complete justice to the song and it can’t be more hilarious. In the end, he introduces Adele as, “And now, it is, the lesser spotted Adele is about to be everywhere again”. That’s Sir David Attenborough for you all.
God Bless BBC. Enjoy the video here:
The video has amassed whopping 1M views and is receiving great reactions from the viewers. ” One of the best narrator. This reminds me of his Planet Earth series..” said a user. Other commented, “What a wonderful voice. If you haven’t watched Planet Earth II, treat yourself to a most wonderful experience of filmmaking and narration by David Attenborough.”