Thom Yorke has released a new song with Flea called “Daily Battles” for Edward Norton’s new film adaptation of the novel Motherless Brooklyn alongside an alternate version by Wynton Marsalis.
Yorke’s version of “Daily Battles” is a jazzy piano ballad that features horns from Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, and the track was also reimagined by Marsalis as move of a 1950s jazz tune, featuring Joe Farnsworth, Russel Hall, Isaiah J. Thompson, and Jerry Weldon.
“Thom is so good at weaving together personal anguish and the crushing politics of the time,” Norton explains to Rolling Stone. “The way that you get the sense in his songs of the difficulty of holding on to your own spirit within times that feel oppressive, and that is so much the straddle that is taking place in this film, which is loneliness and institutional depression and racism.”
Listen to both versions of “Daily Battles” below.