Daydreaming (Radiohead Cover)

by Humankindition

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Daydreaming is a cover from one of our favorite all-time bands, Radiohead. It was James’ idea to do this song, initially because it’s simple a beautiful work of art. But just like finding your true love, initially you are simply attracted to the person. But then as you get to know the person, this is where you begin to see all the layers that make up the true beauty of the individual (in this case, song). We did a little research to actually find out what the intent was behind the song, “Daydreaming.” It turns out, this song was heavily influenced by Thom Yorke’s passion toward the issues surrounding climate change and references the brilliant documentary, The Age of Stupid, a 2009 British documentary film by Franny Armstrong. This opened up a whole new vision and intent behind why we wanted to use this song to jumpstart our song releases.

One cool thing we discovered was since our version of the song was solely instrumental, we could take advantage of the lyrical space by adding quotes directly from the documentary’s narration. This created a whole new dimension to our production and helped bring out the message in a new and unique way; one in which gives a new meaning and sense of purpose to us even doing a cover of the song. We wanted to bring new elements to the song so people can experience a new layer of meaning in the song. So, we hope we did it justice.


released October 6, 2016
Samir Zarif - soprano sax & production
James Quinlan - moog sub phatty
Tommy Hartman - drums & percussion

Mixed by Samir Zarif
Mastered by Joe Lambert



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Humankindition Brooklyn, New York

HUMANKINDITION is an electronic jazz band creating soundtracks for a life lived in the present moment. Exploring the sonic scopes and artistry that bring jazz and electronic music together, Samir Zarif, Arco Sandoval, James Quinlan, and Tommy Hartman combine their passion for human connectedness with their deep appreciation of meaningful music. ... more

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