Fatboy Slim Has Remixed Greta Thunberg’s UN Speech

Alfie PowellAlfie Powell in Entertainment, Music, News
Published 10.10.19

Fatboy Slim has remixed Greta Thunberg’s iconic UN climate change speech into his famous song Right Here, Right Now.

Imagine being 16-years-old and having your speech featured in a song that’s 21-years-old, five years older than yourself. That must be pretty cool.

16-year-old climate change activist Greta Thunberg made waves a few weeks back and we’re all completely aware of her powerful and heartfelt speech that she made at the UN climate change conference in New York.

With that, the young Swede has more or less been deified by the likes of Extinction Rebellion, and plenty of celebrities who are commending her actions and passion.

One of those celebrities is veteran DJ Fatboy Slim, who played a set at the MainYard Stadium in Gateshead England on the evening of Friday, October 4.

When there, he played his famous song Right Here, Right Now, in which he had remixed Thunberg’s UN speech into the lyrics.

The song was filmed by Scott Jackson and uploaded onto Twitter, where it gained a lot of traction…

Pretty cool.

In the speech, she says:

People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction. And all you can talk about is money.

You are failing us, and the young people are starting to understand your betrayal. The eyes of all future generations are upon you. We will not let you get away with this. Right here, right now is where we draw the line. The world is waking up. And change is coming, whether you like it or not.”

Jackson later told The Guardian:

The mash-up is superb. The way she says ‘right here, right now’ fits his original perfectly. The crowd could sense something special was in the air as it started, sensing something big was about to go down and it certainly did!

Music eh? Bloody music.

Images via Twitter, Getty