English rock band Radiohead has teamed with the Oscar winning composer Hans Zimmer, on a new piece of music that will be the soundtrack to a prequel of the BBC’s flagship nature documentary series Blue Planet II.
The new song is an orchestral version of the band’s track “Bloom” from their 2011 album The Kings of Limbs, along with Thom Yorke’s re-recorded voice for the new version.
Talking about the project, Thom Yorke 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.”
The Radiohead frontman also comments on Hans Zimmer, “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.”
The Blue Planet II will air later this year, which explores the oceans following the original landmark 2001 series. While their new music will be featured in a five-minute prequel for the series which sets to come out on September 27.