Jon Hopkins shares cover of Thom Yorke track Dawn Chorus

Jon Hopkins by Steve Gullick

Jon Hopkins by Steve Gullick

Jon Hopkins recorded the cover in one take on the upright he has had since childhood.

Originally found on Thom Yorke’s most recent solo album Anima, Jon Hopkins has shared his piano version of Dawn Chorus.

“I felt such bliss the first time I heard this piece – it seemed so mysterious and hypnotic, oblique but warm,” Hopkins explains. “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.”

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