Jon Hopkins Covers Thom Yorke's "Dawn Chorus"
Published Dec 10, 2020Jon Hopkins has released a cover of Thom Yorke's ANIMA track "Dawn Chorus."
Hopkins' introspective cover was recorded in one take, on the upright piano he has had since childhood. His rework on the 2019 song arrives alongside artwork and a visualizer shot on the summer solstice by Dan Tombs.
"I felt such bliss the first time I heard this piece — it seemed so mysterious and hypnotic, oblique but warm. I thought there was so much beauty in that chord sequence that there was room to explore it on the piano and see what grew from it," Hopkins said of the cover in a statement.
"One day in early April when everything was particularly quiet and surreal outside, I went into my studio for the first time in weeks and ended up recording the whole thing in one take," he added. "I left it very raw and upfront, with just some sub bass and vocal drones in the background. The whole thing was done in a day and was a very cathartic experience."
Hopkins latest arrives following the release of his 20-minute single "Singing Bowl (Ascension)," which arrived back in May.
Listen to Hopkins' "Dawn Chorus" below.