Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, and Tom Skinner have revealed particulars of their first album as the Smile. It’s known as A Gentle for Attracting Consideration and it’s out Could 13 through XL. At present, they’ve shared the video for “Free within the Information,” which Yorke premiered solo throughout an October efficiency in London earlier than airings by the trio in January. Watch the Leo Leigh–directed video under.
The Radiohead duo and jazz drummer unveiled the Smile venture final spring after they introduced a shock look on the livestream-only Glastonbury competition. (Although they made the report along side producer Nigel Godrich, he isn’t a member of the stay band.) The Smile took their title from a Ted Hughes poem, with Greenwood telling NME, “The Smile happened from simply eager to work on music with Thom in lockdown. We didn’t have a lot time, however we simply wished to complete some songs collectively. It’s been very stop-start, nevertheless it’s felt a contented technique to make music.”
In January, after teasing materials in a rehearsal broadcast to Instagram Dwell, the Smile launched their first single, “You Will By no means Work in Tv Once more.” They adopted it with “The Smoke,” “Skrting on the Floor,” and “Pana-vision.” The band has a spring and summer time tour of Europe set to start in Croatia in mid-Could.
Along with the Smile, Yorke, Greenwood, and Skinner have all had quite a few different lively pursuits lately. Radiohead reissued Child A and Amnesiac with beforehand unreleased materials and a digital counterpart. Yorke additionally joined 4 Tet and Burial for “Her Revolution” and “His Rope” for a uncommon collaboration on the finish of 2020. And, final summer time, he formally launched new variations of the late MF Doom’s “Gazzillion Ear” and Radiohead’s “Creep.”
Greenwood has continued to develop his movie scores repertoire, writing music for Licorice Pizza, Spencer, and The Energy of the Canine. In February, the latter earned Greenwood an Academy Award nomination for Finest Authentic Rating. Drummer Tom Skinner joined Greenwood on the Spencer soundtrack and regrouped with Sons of Kemet final 12 months for Black to the Future, the follow-up to 2018’s Your Queen Is a Reptile.
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