It’s here, it’s finally here. After all the rumours and whisperings, Radiohead’s ninth album is upon us. It’s called ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ (nice), features a beautiful combo of strings, piano, electronic experiments, Jonny Greenwood’s spidery guitar lines and Yorke’s exquisite-as-ever lyrics. Here’s some of the immediate talking points we’ve discovered on the record.
‘True Love Waits’ finally gets a studio version
The band have been playing this fan favourite in their live sets for over 20 years now. It’s been released as a live version in the past, but this is the first time we’ve heard it recorded in a studio. The results? Bloody beautiful, of course. Thom Yorke’s voice is gorgeously mournful as sombre piano lingers behind him. He’s still making the lines “And true love lives/On lollipops and crisps” sound truly devastating so we’re gonna go ahead and call this new recording a success.
‘Identikit’ also crops up finally
Another oldie that’s never had a proper release. This one’s not been around for quite as long as ‘True Love Waits’, but its inclusion here is still a pretty big deal. Featuring the London Contemporary Orchestra choir, it’s a dark and ominous cut with Yorke cooing forebodingly “Broken hearts make it rain”, while Jonny Greenwood puts in a needling guitar line that’ll have you feeling right on edge.
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