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Mark Pritchard + Thom Yorke – Beautiful People | New Music

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The best way I can describe how Mark Pritchard‘s new song with Thom Yorke makes me feel is: imagine walking through a dense, wooded area without a coat as a mild wind blows. You can smell the wood from the trees, the dirt on the dusty path. It’s tranquil, quiet, something that NPR quite aptly called an “organic calm”.


As Pritchard said: “The original instrumental to ‘Beautiful People’ is a personal song about loss, hopelessness and chaos, but ultimately 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 a immense talent”.


Yorke’s voice is described (once again, by NPR) as “muffled, as if Yorke’s singing as he wakes up, mouth half-closed”, which is the most vivid image of a gentle voice I think I’ve ever heard.


“Beautiful People” is taken from Pritchard’s upcoming LP Under The Sun, which will be released on May 13 through Warp Records (pre-order here). Listen below:




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