Published Sep 14, 2017Radiohead aren't usually recognized for collaborative work, but they've made an exception for composer Hans Zimmer ahead of a new episode of BBC nature series Blue Planet II.
The band have teamed up with the esteemed composer to rework their track "Bloom" from 2011 LP The King of Limbs. As the BBC notes, the new version is titled "(ocean) bloom" and features the BBC Concert Orchestra directed by Zimmer, with Thom Yorke contributing new vocals.
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 also added that Zimmer 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."
"(ocean) bloom" will feature in a five-minute prequel to the series that is set for release September 27. The band most recently shared a new video for their unearthed OK Computer-era track "Lift."
As for Zimmer, he recently wrapped a live tour through North America last month.