The piece will be featured in a five-minute prequel
Radiohead and Hans Zimmer are teaming up to create a new track for Blue Planet II.
The BBC One natural history programme, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, is known for its classical arrangements.
The collaborative piece will be a orchestral reworking of Radiohead s Bloom . Thom Yorke will be re-recording the vocals and the track is produced by Russell Emanuel of Bleeding Fingers Music, who gained a BAFTA & Emmy-nomination for his work on BBC s Planet Earth II.
Titled (ocean) bloom , the track will premiere at midday on September 27 and will also feature in the five-minute prequel for the series. The prequel will debut at the World Premiere of Blue Planet II at London s BFI Imax on September 27.
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, Thom Yorke said of the project.
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.
Hans Zimmer 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. They ve been incredible to work with and I hope everyone likes the track.
:[ (ocean) bloom] is an incredibly powerful companion to the scenes we ve spent years capturing, Blue Planet II s Executive Producer James Honeyborne said. What a great curtain-raiser to the upcoming series that we just can t wait to share with everyone.
Blue Planet II will air later on this year.
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