BBC Earth has just released the preview video for its Blue Planet II. It features the new track from Hans Zimmer and Radiohead, ‘(Ocean) Bloom‘.
The exclusive collaboration, an orchestral version of Radiohead’s ‘Bloom‘ from their 2011 album ‘The King Of Limbs‘, will be the opening music for the forthcoming BBC series Blue Planet II.
In a new behind-the-scenes video, Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood and Zimmer discuss the collaboration. “It sort of seeped into my subconscious,” says Yorke. “I found myself dreaming of these creatures quite a lot.”
Zimmer added: “I was trying to be respectful. If somebody hands you somebody else’s work, there’s responsibility and respect that comes with it.”
Watch Hans Zimmer and Radiohead talking about their collaboration in the video below!
Blue Planet II will continue themes from its first season, promising an even deeper dive into the oceanic life narrated by Sir David Attenborough, who says in the trailer: “New science and new technology allow us to venture further and deeper than ever before.”
Listen to ‘Ocean (Bloom)‘ in the Blue Planet II feature below.