The Hills has updated its famous theme song for the upcoming New Beginnings reboot, but longtime fans needn’t worry: It will still be “Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield. It’s simply a new version of the song, reworked with the help of superproducer Linda Perry.
In a behind-the-scenes preview released Monday (June 17), Bedingfield explained that it’s a remix of “Unwritten,” except she also re-recorded all of the vocals. “Doing a remix has been really fun. A lot of times with remixes, people take the original vocals and then just change the beats and chords around it — I wanted to re-sing it. I wanted to take where I’m at now and kind of give it a new spin.”
Clips of Perry producing in the studio are also shown. “What I love about it, it’s like I believe every word,” Perry says in the studio.
The world premiere of The Hills: New Beginnings‘ full theme song will take place during the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards, airing Monday night at 9 p.m. ET.
In 2006, “Unwritten” peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100.
“‘Unwritten’ is on my very first record. I wrote the song and there was this feeling of, ‘Wow, I couldn’t say it any better,” Bedingfield shared, explaining that it got even bigger when MTV picked it up for the show.
Watch the preview below and watch the premiere of The Hills: New Beginnings on June 24 on MTV.
Update: The full version of the song was released on Friday (June 21). Listen below.