Radiohead & Hans Zimmer Collaborate On "ocean (bloom) For 'Blue Planet II'

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The new trailer for BBC's prequel to their documentary Blue Planet brought an unexpected but welcome collaboration: legendary film composer Hans Zimmer and Radiohead. The two have worked together on "ocean (bloom)" as a rework of one of the standout songs "Bloom" from Radiohead's 2011 album The King of Limbs.

The trailer opens with the David Attenborough's narration describing the new series, then transitions to Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke's opening lines in "Bloom" which thematically fit the visuals perfectly. The new stripped-down version of the song puts Thom's haunting vocals against minimal strings from Hans Zimmer, the man responsible for the soundtracks to Inception, The Lion King, The Dark Knight and many more. The song builds up throughout the three-minute trailer alongside footage of underwater life, culminating in a climax that raises the intensity from both Hans and Radiohead. 

Thom Yorke said that the original version of Bloom was inspired by the original Blue Planet series, so it is cool to see this come full circle and have him rework it specifically for the new series. Blue Planet II will be releasing later this year, with Hans Zimmer returning to do the full soundtrack. Enjoy!  

[PREMIERE] Shallou Shares Relaxing Cover Of Radiohead's "Motion Picture Soundtrack"

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Up-and-coming producer Shallou has continued to impress us with each of his releases. We have the pleasure of premiering his latest track which is a laid-back cover of Radiohead’s "Motion Picture Soundtrack".

The release follows up the New Orleans-to-Chicago producer’s dreamy R&B collab "Slow" alongside RKCB and an atmospheric remix of Saint Mesa’s "Jungle". The somber original track appeared on Radiohead’s classic album Kid A released in 2000, and has now been recreated entirely. The piano-driven rendition adds new percussion and ambient, melodic layers that build throughout the tune. Shallou even adds his own vocals to the cover.

"MPS is one of my all time favorite songs by my all time favorite band; its always what I thought the afterlife could sound like. I tried to add some cinematic and ambient textures to make it my own, and it’s one of the few times I’ve sung full vocals on a track so it’s definitely close to my heart." -- Shallou


Radiohead - Motion Picture Soundtrack (Shallou Cover) | Free Download

KSHMR Reimagines Radiohead's "Creep" With New Melodic Cover [Free Download]

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Los Angeles-based artist KSHMR has taken on Radiohead's noteworthy single, "Creep", and turned the alt-rock original upside-down with a modern electronic cover. The melodic, uplifting rework is built on a fun ukulele melody, orchestral strings and bubbly vocal chop sequence that completely transforms the original song. 

The unexpected cover comes a pleasant surprise for the talented producer who is known for his versatility. He's tapped a handful of genres over the past few years including chill house, future house and progressive house. Listen to his cover of "Creep" by Radiohead below and enjoy!

KSHMR - Creep (Radiohead Cover) | Free Download

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