This bizarre new advert by IKEA titled ‘The Hare’ features a Hare and a Tortoise demonstrating how important it is to get our sleep.
The advert featuring music by Roota Manuva begins with a Hare walking along the street who then gets distracted by a group of friends. The furry friend then socialises for a while, has a kebab then misses the bus home. We see the Hare spending the rest of the night on electronic devices, playing music and watching TV before eventually falling asleep on the couch.
Next door we see a Tortoise waking up in the morning from a good night’s sleep. Well, the rest we can work out. We all know the story of the Tortoise and the Hare.
The music in the advert
Music: Witness (1 Hope) | Artist : Roots Manuva
The music in the IKEA Tortoise and the Hare advert is a song called Witness (1 Hope) by English rapper and producer Roots Manuva (real name Rodney Hylton Smith). The song featuring the lyrics “Witness the fitness” was released in 2001 as the first single from his second studio album Run Come Save Me