Radiohead and Hans Zimmer team up for Blue Planet II

Louise McCreesh
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From Digital Spy

Blue Planet II will feature a track from the legendary Radiohead and the equally legendary TV and movie composer Hans Zimmer.

The song is an orchestral reimagining of the Radiohead song 'Bloom' – retitled '(ocean) bloom' – taken from their 2011 album The King of Limbs.

The collaboration, which will also see frontman Thom Yorke re-record the vocals, will soundtrack a five-minute prequel released to the world on September 27, just before the world premiere of Blue Planet II at London's BFI IMAX.

Here's 'Bloom' the first time around, in case you missed it:

The introduction will feature an array of some of the most awe-inspiring shots from the new series, as well as several exclusive scenes that will not feature in any of the seven episodes set for UK broadcast on BBC One later this year.

A short tease of the prequel and reworked track will be released online on Tuesday, September 26.

Zimmer will score the nature documentary series – which will once again be presented by the inimitable Sir David Attenborough – alongside Jacob Shea and Dave Fleming for Bleeding Fingers Music.

Yorke said of the project: "'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."

Blue Planet II will air later this year on BBC One.

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