Greta Thunberg’s impassioned plea at the United Nations Climate Action Summit last weekexcoriating world leaders took the internet by storm. Now, a new version of the teen environmental activist’s speech — set to death metal— has gone viral.
Among the fans of the adaptation? Thunberg herself.
Titled “Greta Thunberg sings Swedish Death Metal,” the video, created by a musician, sets Thunberg’s speech to harsh guitar chords and distorts the 16-year-old Swedish girl’s voice into a growl.
“This is all wrong,” Thunberg roars in the video as the screen flashes different colors and drums bang.
“I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back at school on the other side of the ocean.”
The music climaxes each time after Thunberg, holding back tears, asks world leaders: “How dare you?”
The video, uploaded last Wednesday by user John Mollusk, had more than 3.1 million views as of Monday morning. Over the weekend, Thunberg tweeted out a link to it, joking, “I have moved on from this climate thing… From now on I will be doing death metal only!!”
The creator did not immediately return a request for comment from NBC News. But in an interview last week with Rolling Stone magazine, which identified the creator as thrash-metal drummer John Meredith, he said he was prompted to make the video because he agreed with Thunberg’s perspective and also thought her searing language lent itself to metal.
“When I saw her speech, I was very impressed by her passion and outrage,” he told the magazine, adding, “I guess I didn’t really have a specific intent other than to turn her brutal words into a metal song.”
Thunberg is no stranger to having her words turned into music.