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Radiohead Premiere New Version of 'Bloom' for 'Blue Planet' Documentary Series

Radiohead Premiere New Version of 'Bloom' for 'Blue Planet' Documentary Series

Although, hearing Thom Yorke's voice over a Hans Zimmer arrangement paired with David Attenborough's narration is pretty goddamn cool. You can listen to it now via the band's Twitter.

Nearly a fortnight back, we heard that Radiohead were working with Hans Zimmer on an orchestral rework of their Kings of Limbs track Bloom, dubbed ocean (bloom).

This mesmeric prequel film is narrated by Sir David Attenborough and also set to eerily poignant music by composer Hans Zimmer (known for his musical scores for blockbusting films such as Inception and Interstellar) and Radiohead. The track is being used on "Blue Planet II", a series on BBC.

"The fact that this TV series is coming out at this moment, I hope rekindles our love of the oceans and our desire to understanding, really, our relationship to them", Yorke said.

Blue Planet II does not yet have a premiere date.

Blue Planet 2 will air across seven, hour episodes in 2017 on BBC One. The first series was released in 2001 to worldwide acclaim and now, more than 15 years later, advances in technology mean the team can capture even more detail and dive deeper into the mysterious oceans than ever before.

What's changed since last time we saw Blue Planet?

Blue Planet II explores the latest frontiers of scientific discovery, from icy-white polar seas to vibrant blues of the coral atolls, from the storm-tossed green Atlantic coastline to the black depths of the alien deep.

So "take a deep breath" as Attenborough advises, let the waves and dolphin spit wash over you, and look forward to the lovely sounds and images of Blue Planet II.