A collaboration straight out of many fans dreams has been confirmed this morning. Famed composer Hans Zimmer and rock legends Radiohead have come together to score the trailer for a new BBC show, “Blue Planet II.” Accompanying lush shots of coral reefs and animals in their natural habitats, “Ocean Bloom” sets an ominous and grand-scale tone for the show.
“Ocean Bloom” is a reworking of the King Of Limbs song, “Bloom.” Singer Thom Yorke said his interest in both ecological matters and writing the song were partly inspired by the original “Blue Planet” series. “that whole thing for me, the idea of discovering life that humanity doesn’t know about, is to me one of the most profound concepts. Even if it’s discovering fossils, or the idea that creatures exist. That there’s a history to the place we live that we don’t know anything about, to me is the most profound, spiritual expression of humanity when we discover it.”
As if the soundtrack isn’t star-studded enough, the show will be narrated by Sir David Attenborough, famed English broadcaster and naturalist. Similar to Hans Zimmer, Attenborough is someone who you’ve definitely heard though possibly not heard of. It’s conceivable that there are people who don’t know who Hans Zimmer is. Though, I’m not convinced it’s possible to have never heard his work. The German composer has scored a couple (over 150) films including The Dark Knight, Inception, and Interstellar.
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