Jon Hopkins Covers Thom Yorke’s “Daybreak Refrain”: Hear

Jon Hopkins has released a piano cover of Thom Yorke’s ANIMA track “Dawn Chorus.” Check it out below. 

“I felt such bliss the first time I heard this piece,” Hopkins wrote in a press release. “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.”

Read about “Dawn Chorus” at No. 7 in Pitchfork’s rundown of the best tracks of 2019.

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