Watch Jon Hopkins covers Thom Yorke’s ‘Dawn Chorus’

“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.”

Recorded in one take on the piano he has had since childhood, Jon Hopkins has shared a cover of Thom Yorke’s ‘Dawn Chorus’, originally featuring on Thom’s June 2019 album ‘Anima’.

“I felt such bliss the first time I heard this piece - it seemed so mysterious and hypnotic, oblique but warm,” Jon says. “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.”

Check out the cover below.

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