Thom Yorke will release a solo album in 2019

Screenshot from Radiohead’s video for “Lotus Flower” directed by Garth Jennings

While speaking about tomorrow’s release of his soundtrack for Luca Guadagnino’s remake of Suspiria, Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke revealed that more solo work is on the way in 2019.

The news was unveiled while speaking to El Mondo. According to Yorke, much of the music will focus on current politics despite the fact he wanted to avoid the topic. “I didn’t have the wish to make politically charged music, but everything I do goes that way anyways,” he said. I’m trying to finish a record with Nigel [Godrich], and it’s going that way. It’s something that’s always there.”

Political issues on Yorke’s mind include the mishandling of Brexit by the current conservative government in the UK: “There is a vacuum of accommodation and denial where all opinions are the same and nothing has consequences,” he continued. “You can demonstrate the corruption that occurred in the Brexit vote and people respond: ‘Oh, yes, obvious.'”

Moving on to the sound of the album, he said it will be different to anything he’s released before and will be very electric. “The method has been the opposite of depending on computers. It’s a weird process by which we made a song in the studio, we break it after that, we rebuild it with a live mix and it comes out different again, and that’s what we record. We’ve improvised with a lot of sounds and effects. It has been a very weird way to make a record, which is very exciting.”

You can read the full interview here. Stay tuned for more details.

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