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Chris Lee and Hans Zimmer Compose Song for BBC Doc ‘Frozen Planet II’

Chinese pop star Chris Lee and renowned German composer Hans Zimmer partnered for a promotional song for the China release of ‘Frozen Planet II’

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12:26 PM HKT, Tue December 20, 2022

Chinese pop star Li Yuchun, also known as Chris Lee, has teamed up with the Oscar-winning German composer Hans Zimmer to drop a promotional song for the widely acclaimed BBC documentary series Frozen Planet II.

Composed by Zimmer and titled ‘Send Them Home,’ the song spotlights our planet’s melting glaciers and the threat their disappearance poses to the threatened species of the cryosphere. The song also calls for broader public attention to climate change.

Frozen Planet II is a nature documentary series co-produced by BBC and The Open University. It is a follow-up to 2011’s ground-breaking Frozen Planet.

The sequel began broadcasting in September and came to China on December 17, exclusively airing on the Chinese streaming platform Migu Video. Lee and Zimmer’s song dropped on December 16, one day before the official China release.

Chris Lee and Zimmer’s song for Frozen Planet II

Poster of the Frozen Planet II. Image via IMDb

Zimmer has composed music for more than 150 films since the 1980s, including Rain Man (1988), The Lion King (1994), The Dark Knight (2008), Inception (2010), 12 Years A Slave (2013), Interstellar (2014), Dunkirk (2017), and Dune (2021). He has won two Oscars and four Grammys.

Chris Lee is a singer, songwriter, and actress who became a sensation in China when she won the singing contest Super Girl (think American Idol) in 2005. The 38-year-old now boasts more than 16 million followers on the Chinese microblogging platform Weibo and 2.2 million followers on Instagram.

“I like this song very much because its melody is really grand and beautiful,” said Lee of the promotional song in an interview. “It is a great honor to sing this song for Frozen Planet II.”

Cover image via Weibo

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