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Jon Hopkins announces new Piano Versions EP with cover of Roger and Brian Eno's "Wintergreen"

09 April 2021, 12:49 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Jon Hopkins has shared news of his new piano covers EP Piano Versions, which is accompanied by his version of Roger and Brian Eno's "Wintergreeen".

Hopkins' piano cover of "Wintergreen" follows his December 2020 cover of Thom Yorke's "Dawn Chorus", which will also feature on Piano Versions alongside two other piano covers.

"Wintergreen" originally appeared on Roger and Brian Eno's 2020 album Mixing Colours.

Piano Versions will also include two other covers of songs by Luke Abbott and James Yorkston, and sees Hopkins use his upright piano as the centrepiece of the EP.

Hopkins explains, "Piano Versions is four minimal, ambient piano covers of songs I have loved for a long time but 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."


  1. Dawn Chorus
  2. Heron
  3. Modern Driveway
  4. Wintergreen
"Wintergreen" is out now. Jon Hopkins' Piano Versions EP will be released via Domino digitally on 16 April, with physical copies arriving on 2 July that are available to pre-order now.
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