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Jon Hopkins shares cover of Thom Yorke's "Dawn Chorus"

10 December 2020, 12:23 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Jon Hopkins has returned with a cover of Thom Yorke's ANIMA album track "Dawn Chorus".

Hopkins' piano cover of Yorke's "Dawn Chorus" is his first outing since remixing Flume and Toro Y Moi's "The Difference" in June.

Speaking about the track, Hopkins says, "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. 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. 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."

The British musician and producer hasn't released a new song since May's "Singing Bowl (Ascension)", although he has collaborated with Hayden Thorpe on new track "Goodbye Horses" for The Longest Day - A Benefit for the Alzheimer’s Association compilation.

Jon Hopkins' cover of Thom Yorke's "Dawn Chorus" is out now on Domino.
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