Paul Thomas Anderson-directed video teases band’s new LP – out digitally on May 8th
Radiohead have released a haunting new single, “Daydreaming,” from their much anticipated – and as-yet-untitled – ninth studio album, which arrives digitally on May 8th and in all physical formats on June 17th. They also unveiled an elaborate, maze-like video directed by filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson.
The clip stars frontman Thom Yorke, who walks through a series of interconnected locations – an apartment, parking garage, hospital, house, laundromat, beach – and eventually climbs a snow-capped hill to an eerie cave. “Daydreaming” is the sonic inverse of the band’s recently released single “Burn the Witch,” using a glacial Jonny Greenwood score and ambient keys to anchor Yorke’s vocals. “Dreamers, they never learn,” he croons. “It’s too late / The damage is done.”