Jon Hopkins Shares Cover of Thom Yorke’s ‘Dawn Chorus’

    Jon Hopkins has shared a piano rendition of Thom Yorke‘s ‘Dawn Chorus’. The song originally appeared on the Radiohead frontman’s most recent solo album Anima, which came out last year. Listen to Hopkins’ cover below.

    “I felt such bliss the first time I heard this piece — it seemed so mysterious and hypnotic, oblique but warm,” Hopkins said of ‘Dawn Chorus’ in a statement. “I thought there was so much beauty in that chord sequence that there was room to explore it on the piano and see what grew from it. One day in early April when everything was particularly quiet and surreal outside, I went into my studio for the first time in weeks and ended up recording the whole thing in one take. I left it very raw and upfront, with just some sub bass and vocal drones in the background.”

    Earlier this year, Hopkins released a new song called ‘Scene Suspended’ as well as a 20-minute composition titled ‘Singing Bowl (Ascension)’. Yorke, meanwhile, recently teamed up with Burial and Four Tet for a two-track collaborative single, which landed on our best songs of the week.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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