Radiohead have announced some BIG news for orchestral music nerds, suddenly experiencing an en vogue moment with Hans Zimmer‘s recent return to the mainstream touring world. The band has teamed up with the legendary composer to release a re-worked play on the track “Bloom” which kicks off the band’s The King of Limbs LP. It will be released on September 27 as part of the soundtrack to the BBC’s forthcoming natural history series, Blue Planet II.
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The BBC reports that the track features new vocals from Thom Yorke alongside the BBC Concert Orchestra. And Thom had nothing but good things to say about Hans Zimmer as well, which makes this collab so much more fire 🔥 in my opinion.
“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.”
Sir David Attenborough is ALSO involved. Gah! Can’t get much better than that!
Oh wait, sorry, I was wrong. It DOES get better!
The BBC says it will include footage of newly discovered and never-before filmed creatures. Among them is a new species of crab with a hairy chest – nicknamed the “Hoff crab” after Baywatch star David Hasselhoff.