Radiohead and Academy Award winning composer Hans Zimmer have teamed up to create music for BBC’s natural history series “Blue Planet II”, resulting in a reimagined version of Radiohead’s “Bloom”.
Aptly renamed “(Ocean) Bloom”, the collaboration is inspired by sounds of the sea and was recorded by the BBC Concert Orchestra, with new vocals from Thom Yorke.
The five-minute track will be used in the prequel to the new series, to be released on September 27th.
The Radiohead frontman said in a press release: “‘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.”
“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.”
“Blue Planet II” will also see the return of Sir David Attenborough’s unmistakable narration for the forthcoming series.
Listen to a live performance of “Bloom” below: