Radiohead Release New ´Daydreaming´Video
Their ninth full-length album will be available digitally this Sunday 5/8, with physical release to follow in June. Watch below and get psyched!
Radiohead’s album, whatever it’s called, will see digital release at 7PM GMT/2PM EDT this Sunday, 5/8, via XL. Physical release will follow on 6/17.
After the King of Limbs tour, during which the band performed several new songs, Radiohead entered hiatus again. In February 2013, Yorke and Godrich’s band Atoms for Peace released a studio album,Amok. The pair made headlines that year for their criticism of the streaming service Spotify, which they believe cannot support new artists; Yorke accused Spotify of only benefiting major labels with large back catalogues, and encouraged artists to build their own “direct connections” with audiences instead.
On 11 February 2014, Radiohead released the Polyfauna app for Android and iOS phones; it is an “experimental collaboration” between the band and the British digital arts studio Universal Everything, and uses musical elements and imagery from The King of Limbs. On 26 September 2014, Yorke released his second solo album, Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, and on 7 October, Selway released his second solo album, Weatherhouse. Jonny Greenwood composed the soundtrack for the film Inherent Vice, released in October 2014, featuring a new version of an unreleased Radiohead song, “Spooks”, performed by Greenwood and two members of Supergrass. In 2015, Yorke contributed a soundtrack, Subterranea, to an installation of Radiohead artwork, The Panic Office, in Sydney, Australia.
In February 2015, Selway told Drowned in Sound that Radiohead had worked on a new album from September to Christmas 2014, and would resume work that March. In the same month, Greenwood toldPitchfork that Radiohead had changed their methods again, “working in limits” and using “very old and very new technology” together. In October, it was reported that Radiohead had sued their previous record label, Parlophone, for deductions made from downloads of their back catalogue. The following month, Junun, a collaboration between Greenwood, Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur and Indian musicians, produced by Godrich, was released. It was accompanied by a documentary of the same name directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, for whom Greenwood has composed several film scores.In December, Yorke performed new Radiohead material in a solo set at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris. On Christmas Day 2015, Radiohead released a new song, “Spectre“, on the audio streaming site SoundCloud. It was written for the James Bond film of the same name, but went unused. In March, Radiohead announced a world tour from May to October 2016, with dates in Europe, North America, and Japan. Later that month, cover artist Stanley Donwood suggested that he and the band had been working in southern France and that the new album was not yet finished.
In April 2016, XL Recordings purchased Radiohead’s back catalogue from Warner Music Group (WMG). The catalogue was recorded under Parlophone, before Radiohead’s recording contract ended with the release of Hail to the Thief in 2003, and sold approximately 115,000 units in 2015. As part of WMG’s purchase of Parlophone in 2013, WMG made an agreement with the independent music label trade groupImpala to reach distribution agreements with independent labels for the 11,000 acquired acts, which required artist approval. XL Recordings has released the physical editions of every Radiohead release sinceIn Rainbows, along with Atoms for Peace and some of Yorke’s solo work. As a result of the purchase, the “special editions” of the albums, issued by WMG in the mid-2000s without Radiohead’s approval, were removed from streaming services.
On 30 April, fans who had previously made orders from Radiohead received embossed cards with lyrics from a new song, “Burn the Witch“. On 1 May 2016, Radiohead deleted all content from their website and social media profiles, replacing them with blank images. “Burn the Witch” was released on 3 May, accompanied by a stop-motion animated music video. On 6 May, Radiohead released “Daydreaming,” accompanied by a music video directed by filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson. They also announced that their ninth studio album will be released digitally on 8 May 2016 and on physical formats from 17 June via XL Recordings