Hans Zimmer and Radiohead have teamed up to reimagine Radiohead’s song “Bloom” into a new orchestral version titled “ocean (bloom).” As one might imagine the song is just as beautiful as it should be with these guys working together. The song was put together for the series Blue Planet 2 prequel.
Thom Yorke recorded new vocals for the song and it was recorded with the BBC Concert Orchestra.
Before premiering the song, Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, and Zimmer spoke to host Matt Everitt about the song and where it came from.
“This was me lying on the sofa trying to go back to sleep when I’ve been up too late with my son—7 o’clock in the morning, when he was small—and it coming in and out of my subconscious. And staying there. Especially stuff about the deep and these life forms they’d discovered on that series—that seemed to be the implication, that they managed to go so deep that they’d discovered all these creatures we didn’t know about—that whole thing for me, the idea of discovering life that humanity doesn’t know about, is to me one of the most profound concepts,” said Yorke.
“Even if it’s discovering fossils, or the idea that creatures exist. That there’s a history to the place we live that we don’t know anything about, to me is the most profound, spiritual expression of humanity when we discover it.”
Listen to it below with some great visuals without any of David Attenborough’s narration or to the whole segment here.