Census Day 2021 Advert Music – This Will Be Our Year

This TV advert has just been launched to notify people that Census Day 2021 is coming Sunday 21 March 2021 in England and Wales.

The ad video shows people at work and play as the voice-over explains how the Census builds a picture of your community, helping make decisions about services like local transport and healthcare.

Census Song Title: This Will Be Our Year.
Original Artist: The Zombies.
Album: Odessey and Oracle.
Download or Preview at: Amazon UK.

We know that this 2021 Census advert music is a song called ‘This Will Be Our Year’ and was originally recorded in 1968 by English rock band The Zombies.

However, the version playing in this Census ad doesn’t sound quite like the original or a couple of covers we’ve listened to so we’re not sure if it’s a different version by The Zombies or another cover we’ve yet to find. It’s also possible that this is a brand-new cover version that’s been recorded specially for the ad campaign.

Update: According to the website edp24.co.uk, the cover featured in this ad was recorded by Norwich musicians José McGill and The Vagaband, who can be seen briefly towards the end of the above video.

Some of the lyrics from this song that we hear sung in the commercial are “The warmth of your love’s like the warmth from the sun. And this will be our year, took a long time to come. Don’t let go of my hand now darkness has gone. This will be our year, took a long time to come”.

16 February 2021

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