Jon Hopkins Working With Hayden Thorpe, King Creosote

New collaborations in the pipeline

Jon Hopkins has opened up to Clash about his plans to collaborate with King Creosote and Wild Beasts' Hayden Thorpe.

Jon Hopkins is perhaps best known through his work with other artists. A noted producer, the electronic boffin has previously worked with the likes of Leo Abrahams and Brian Eno. Focussing on his solo career, new album 'Immunity' is out now – check out the Clash verdict HERE.

Featuring some of the most direct work Jon Hopkins has yet laid to tape, the album is seemingly set to be followed by a fresh bout of collaborations.

Discussing his plans for the rest of the year, the producer said: "I’ve also done another collaborative track with Hayden Thorpe from Wild Beasts, which is coming out I think in July. It’s a cover of ‘Goodbye Horses’ by Q Lazzarus, and it’s going on the re-issue of the original single. It’s the first time it’s been re-issued in about 20 years. We’ve done a really dark cover of that which we’re really proud of, actually."

Stream the original version of 'Goodbye Horses' below.

Winning a Mercury nomination for his King Creosote collaboration 'Diamond Mine', Jon Hopkins revealed that a follow up lingers at the planning stages. "That’s going to be the next big project that I do. We’ve actually got a lot of songs ready to go. He’s released ten thousand albums since then! There’s loads to go on that, we just need to find the time, really. I have to get the touring done on this record, give it a bit of attention and then we should be ready to go."

Watch out for a full interview with Jon Hopkins on shortly.

Photo Credit: Steve Gullick

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