After an Instagram tease this morning, Radiohead released a new music video for a song called “Daydreaming” moments ago. The video was directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and features Thom Yorke wandering around, entering and exiting different environments through doors.
It was also announced that the still unnamed new album, their 9th, will be released on May 8th at 7 PM BST digitally.
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Radiohead returned to the stage last night for the first time since the tragic death of drum tech, Scott Johnson. If you’ll recall, Johnson was killed during a stage collapse last month in Toronto which forced the band to delay the tour.
The band did not disappoint last night at Les Arena in Nimes, France, starting off the set with “Lucky”, something they hadn’t done since 1998. Another huge highlight was the live premiere of “Treefingers”, the instrumental track from Kid A. Here’s a video:
For the third encore, Thom Yorke thanked the crew and dedicated “Reckoner” to Johnson, whose picture was displayed behind the band during the performance.
The full setlist is below. The band return to Les Arena tonight for their second show.
03 Morning Mr. Magpie
04 15 Step
05 There There
07 The Gloaming
09 I Might Be Wrong
10 Pyramid Song
13 Lotus Flower
15 Little By Little
16 Paranoid Android
18 Give Up the Ghost
20 Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
21 Full Stop
22 Everything In Its Right Place
What does this all mean? Is Radiohead recording a new album? Maybe just an EP? If Jack White isn’t involved, is it safe to assume the band is working with longtime producer Nigel Godrich? These are questions we hope to have answers to very soon. Stay tuned…
Radiohead have teamed up with actor Jude Law and Greenpeace to produce a short film (above) about a polar bear struggling to survive after being forced to leave its Arctic home. The band’s “Everything in its Right Place” is used as the soundtrack with Law providing the voiceover.
Greenpeace states that “oil companies are using melting sea ice to drill for more of the oil that is causing global warming in the first place. Shell’s Arctic fleet will be arriving any day now to begin exploratory drilling off the coast of Alaska this summer.”
Jude Law, commenting on the film, said:
“As the Arctic sea ice melts, polar bears are being forced to go far beyond their normal habitat to find food and look after their young. This film is a powerful expression of how our fates are intertwined, because climate change is affecting all of us no matter where we live.”
“Right now a handful of oil companies are trying to carve up the Arctic for the sake of their next quarterly results but a global movement is growing to stop them. I stand with hundreds of thousands of others who think the area should be made into a sanctuary, protected from corporate greed for good.”
Thom Yorke also made a comment:
”We have to stop the oil giants pushing into the Arctic. An oil spill in the Arctic would devastate this region of breathtaking beauty, while burning that oil will only add to the biggest problem we all face, climate change. That’s why I’m backing this campaign.”
If you’d like more information about the Save the Arctic campaign and what you can do to help, please visit www.savethearctic.org.
After opening their world tour Monday night in Miami, Radiohead hit the road and will be performing at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Florida tonight. Are you going? Do you think they will play more new songs? Do you think Thom is looking a bit too much like 1980s Bono? Discuss!
Other Lives will be the supporting act again. Check back here for the setlist after the show.