Radiohead Collaborates with Hans Zimmer on New "Bloom" Reinterpretation

Radiohead Collaborates with Hans Zimmer on New "Bloom" Reinterpretation

"(ocean) bloom" will be released in conjunction with the BBC's "Blue Planet II" release.

"(ocean) bloom" will be released in conjunction with the BBC's "Blue Planet II" release.

Text: Christina Cacouris

Radiohead has announced a reinterpretation of "Bloom" off 2011's The King of Limbs with Hans Zimmer for the upcoming BBC nature series sequel, Blue Planet II. The new song, entitled "(ocean) bloom" will be released in conjunction with the series's launch on the 27th.

"'Bloom' was inspired by the original 'Blue Planet' series, so it's great to be able to come full circle with the song and re-imagine it for this incredible landmark's sequel," said frontman Thom Yorke in a statement. "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."

To his end, Zimmer, whose illustrious career has included scoring films such as The Lion King, The Dark Knight, and Interstellar among many others, added: "'Bloom' appears to have been written ahead of its time, as it beautifully reflects the jaw-dropping lifeforms and seascapes viewers are introduced to in 'Blue Planet II.' Working with Thom, Jonny and the boys has been a wonderful diversion, and it's given me an interesting peek into their musical world."

Blue Planet II arrives September 27. Check the BBC's website for more information leading up to the launch, and revisit the original "Bloom" below.

Credits: IMAGE BY DANNY PAYNE/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK

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