Radiohead’s Thom Yorke Drops Surprise New Single
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Radiohead’s Thom Yorke Drops Surprise New Single

March 15, 2022 Share

The track has reportedly been made for the British drama series Peaky Blinders.

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has dropped a new solo song called 5.17. Apple Music has also listed a second Yorke single titled That’s How Horses Are as coming out on April 2. Both songs were written for the British drama series Peaky Blinders. Check out the new track below:

5.17 is a quintessential Thom Yorke track that features emotive piano and vocals, perhaps most reminiscent of the sound on Radiohead’s album A Moon Shaped Pool.

Last month, Peaky Blinders director Anthony Byrne revealed that Yorke and fellow Radiohead bandmate and multi-instrumental polymath Jonny Greenwood contributed original music for the sixth and final season of the TV show.

“Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood contributed some original stuff,” Byrne previously told NME. “I’m over the moon about all of that. The music has always been really important historically, and I was really keen to bring a dramatic score into it. We’re using that much more in this season. It’s a much heavier season so the score is taking things in a very different direction.”

Radiohead music has featured on the show before, with tracks You & Whose Army? and Pyramid Song featured on a recently announced vinyl soundtrack for the series.

Yorke is a man of many, many talents. Almost too many to count. He released his most recent solo album, Anima, in 2019 and his debut film score for Luca Guadagnino’s Susperia remake in 2018.

More recently, he has been talking to Stanley Donwood, the artist behind Radiohead’s album cover artwork, and keeping busy with his Radiohead side-project The Smile – a trio comprising of himself, Jonny Greenwood, and Sons of Kemet drummer Tom Skinner.

The band released their debut single You Will Never Work In Television Again and its follow-up, The Smoke, earlier this year. The Smile made their official debut during a Glastonbury livestream last May and are set to embark on a European tour this spring.

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