A new piano version of Radiohead’s ‘Bloom’ performed by Thom Yorke has been shared for a Greenpeace advert during Shark Week.
Yorke contributed to the campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the plight of the world’s shark population, in collaboration with the environmental charity Greenpeace.
The description of the ad reads: “In the last 50 years, the global population of sharks has fallen by 70%,” says the description of the video. “Sharks are being destroyed by overfishing for profit. But our oceans can recover if we protect them.”
This is not the first time that ‘Bloom’, which opens Radiohead’s 2011 album ‘The King Of Limbs’, has been reworked from the original.
In 2017 the band collaborated with Hans Zimmer to reimagine the song for the BBC series Blue Planet II. That version, recorded with the BBC Concert Orchestra, was titled “Ocean (Bloom)”.
The news comes after Yorke recently confirmed that his Radiohead side project The Smile is preparing new music.
The band, which includes Yorke, fellow Radiohead member Johnny Greenwood and Sons Of Kemet’s Tom Skinner, released their debut album “A Light For Attracting Attention” in May.
In a four-star review, NME’s Andrew Trendell described it as “a more energetic, fluid, melodic iteration of the Yorke-Greenwood partnership.”
Last month, The Smile performed at Primavera Sound as part of the second weekend of the Barcelona festival. During their performance, which Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas called “the best show I’ve seen in years,” they performed a new song called ‘Colours Fly’.