Jon Hopkins Announces Covers EP 'Piano Versions'
Listen to his cover of Roger and Brian Eno's "Wintergreen"
Published Apr 09, 2021After sharing a cover of Thom Yorke's ANIMA track "Dawn Chorus" late last year, Jon Hopkins has returned with plans for a new covers EP titled Piano Versions. The EP will arrive on April 16 through digital platforms and on July 2 physically through Domino.
In addition to his Yorke cover, Hopkins will also take on Roger and Brian Eno, Luke Abbott and James Yorkston. Today, Hopkins has shared his cover of the Enos' "Wintergreen," which can be heard below.
Here's what he had to say about the forthcoming record:
Piano Versions is four minimal, ambient piano covers of songs I have loved for a long time that come from very different places. It seems to me that melody is universal and the ones that I really connect to shine out irrespective of genre or context, whether from techno, folk or whatever. I loved the simplicity of having my old upright piano be the centre of a whole record for the first time. But the importance of letting the outside world into the recordings is as present for me as ever, so there are layers of incidental noise, bird song, the sound of someone washing up in the studio kitchen — whatever was going on outside my room is included and even accentuated. I want people to hear not just the recordings but to feel how it felt to be there and make them. It was a deep experience.
Hear his latest, and see the EP's tracklisting below.
1. Dawn Chorus
3. Modern Driveway
Pre-order Piano Versions.