Thom Yorke’s Ethereal Vocals Featured On New Mark Pritchard Track, ‘Beautiful People’ [LISTEN]
While Radiohead fans eagerly await the band's forthcoming album, Australia-by-UK ambient house producer Mark Pritchard has shared a little something to help hold them over. The electronic artist's new track, "Beautiful People," features Thom Yorke's ethereal vocals, marking the first song featuring the Radiohead frontman's voice since the band shared their rejected Spectre theme last year.
The producer, who has gone under myriad aliases but is perhaps best known as one-half of '90s production duo Global Communication, uses the "Creep" singer's voice as an instrument in his latest electronic soundscape. Give the haunting tune a listen, below.
Pritchard discussed the collaboration in a statement: "The original instrumental to 'Beautiful People' is a personal song about loss, hopelessness and chaos, but the message is love and hope. Thom's contribution to this collaboration captured perfectly what the piece is about. I will be forever grateful to have worked with such an immense talent," Rolling Stone reports.
The new track isn't the first time the pair collaborated. Previously, Pritchard released two different remixes of "Bloom," off of Radiohead's The King Of Limbs, both under his own name and under the moniker Harmonic 313. Both remixes were eventually compiled on TKOL RMX 1234567.
"Beautiful People" follows "Sad Alron" and is also a part of the producer's forthcoming album Under The Sun, which is due out May 13 via Warp Records. In addition to the collaboration with Yorke, the album features a guest appearance from Bibio, among others.
Radiohead's ninth studio album is apparently on the way, but longtime collaborator Stanley Donwood recently revealed that the LP is "not yet" finished, Billboard reports. So while "Beautiful People" really has nothing to do with the band, fans will have to "settle" for just hearing Yorke's deftly manipulated croon become part of Pritchard's ambient soundscape for the time being.