Sometimes the inspiration for a great song, in turn, inspires things to come full circle.
Radiohead joined forces with legendary composer Hans Zimmer to record a new version of The King of Limbs track “Bloom”. The new version — which they’ve officially dubbed, “ocean (bloom)” — soundtracks a five-minute prequel to BBC’s environmental series, Blue Planet II.
In a press release, Yorke said, “‘Bloom’ was inspired by the original Blue Planet series so it’s great to be able to come full circle with the song and reimagine it for this incredible landmark’s sequel.” He added, “Hans is a prodigious composer who effortlessly straddles several musical genres so it was liberating for us all to work with such a talent and see how he wove the sound of the series and ‘Bloom’ together.”
You can listen to the new version on Radiohead’s Twitter feed here
You can check out the discussion with Thom Yorke and Hans Zimmer on the BBC site here.
Here’s the original version of “Bloom”: