You would be forgiven if you thought Thom Yorke’s stumbling and twitching in the new Radiohead video, Lotus Flower, were improv. But it turns out that it’s choreographed by Wayne McGregor. The video itself is directed by Garth Jennings, one of the guys behind Son Of Rambow.
This is the first single from their new album, King of Limbs, which has been released a day early. I’m not sold on this song yet (and haven’t bought the album) - I was kind of hoping that after getting pretty far into electronics on the last few, Radiohead might edge back towards their The Bends era sound. In a lot of ways Lotus Flower sounds like it could have been on any of the last three records. Maybe the rest of King of Limbs will show greater diversity.