Netflix have announced several multimedia extensions to accompany the ground-breaking eight-part natural history series ‘Our Planet’, which launches globally on Netflix on April 5.
The series soundtrack, in partnership with Decca Records/Universal, will be released on April 5, 2019, series launch day, and features the powerfully moving score by Academy-award winning composer Steven Price (Gravity, Wonder Park) and the poignant original song ‘In This Together’, performed by Ellie Goulding, which is co-written by Price and Goulding. This will be the first ever CD release using renewable seaweed packaging.
The packaging is an ecological material made from algae and FSC pulp, Shiro Alga Carta, developed as a way to reproduce the damaging algal blooms of the Venice lagoon into a sustainable paper product. Due to its success, the concept has been extended to other fragile marine areas across the world.
Known for speaking up on behalf of the planet and its species, Grammy-nominated singer Ellie Goulding was first to be approached by Price to develop the anthem track, ‘In This Together’.
“I felt like I was joining the ultimate team of earth defenders,” she said of the project. “It’s a series that simultaneously wakes you up to the emergency but also instils wonderment. Watch it, and you will never take the earth for granted again.”
Composer Steven Price has developed music that draws from each episode’s diverse biome, allowing for a breath-taking and unified soundtrack, performed by the London Philharmonia Orchestra at Abbey Road.
“For every moment across the eight films, from scenes of epic scale to those of incredible intimacy, my focus has always been on the emotional connection that the music could provide in support of the remarkable images. My hope is that the music for these films can take the audience on a real journey, helping to inspire the changes we need to care for our home.”
Tomorrow April 2, viewers will be able to purchase ‘Our Planet’, the companion book to the series, by Alastair Fothergill, and Keith Scholey, with Fred Pearce. Staying true to the series, the book will take readers on a journey across the globe’s different biological realms to present stunning visuals of nature’s most intriguing animals in action, and environmental change on a remarkable scale.
With a keepsake package featuring debossing and foil stamping, this stunning coffee table book reveals some of the most amazing sights on Earth and reinforces the beauty and wonder of this place we all call home. The book will be published simultaneously across the globe: by Ten Speed Press in the US, by Bantam Press in the UK and in fourteen other languages.
For further information about the book, visit the website here. To find out more about the soundtrack, follow this link. Follow ‘Our Planet’ on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, as well as the #ShareOurPlanet tag.