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Thom Yorke unveils new song "Daily Battles" featuring Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea

21 August 2019, 14:31 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Thom Yorke has shared new track "Daily Battles", which features Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and will appear in Edward Norton's new film Motherless Brooklyn.

Last month, Edward Norton revealed that Thom Yorke had made a new song for his upcoming film Motherless Brooklyn. He described it as, "so instantly heartbreaking and evocative of so many of the themes to the movie without being overly specific to them."

The new song, "Daily Battles", sees Yorke collaborate with legendary Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea. The pair used to perform together in Atoms For Peace.

Norton said of Flea last month, "People don’t really know this, but Flea went back to USC and got his masters on music theory on trumpet, and his dad was a jazz musician and he is a deep aficionado of jazz. So Flea came in and played the most beautiful, simple lines that add that dimension. And then Thom took some of them and reversed them and put them through compressors so that it’s playing backward and forward at the same time. It’s really beautiful."

Alongside Yorke's version there's a jazz adaptation by Wynton Marsalis. Both tracks will appear on a 7" single in October.

The two versions will be released as a 7" vinyl single on 4 October. Thom Yorke released his latest solo album ANIMA, in July.
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