English musician and the drummer of the Rock band Radiohead recently hinted that the members are working together on new projects.
Radiohead’s last studio album, A Moon Shaped Pool, came out in 2016 with their tour spanning over 2018. Two years later, the band celebrated their hit records Kid A and Amnesiac with a compilation album full of B-sides called Kid A Mnesia.
In 2023, marking the 20th anniversary of the album Hail To The Thief, Radiohead plans to return. As stated by Selway, “We’re going to get together at the start of , and I’m sure we’re going to start looking at other ideas for what comes next.” It seems almost certain that the Oxford alternative rock group will meet again soon to discuss its future.
“We’ve been very focused on the whole Kid A/Amnesiac thing, and I think it’s coming to its natural conclusion, going back to the reissue and building the game scenario around that,” continued the musician.
Selway’s statements give more certainty than what Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien said last year when asked about the future of the band, “It might happen, but the other thing is … it might not. And does that matter?”
O’Brien explained, “There’s no Radiohead at the moment. There’s a truth to what we do, so we’re not going to be one of those bands that get together for the big payday. The thing with Radiohead, we could do something in a couple of years. We might not. But I think what it has to be, it has to be five people going, ‘I really want to do this again with you.’ And I think at the moment because we’ve done it for so long, we’re all reaching out and having different experiences. And that should be allowed, and that should be encouraged.”
Each of the members are right now busy doing their own thing. Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood have been engaged in their side project, The Smile. Selway just dropped “Picking Up Pieces,” the second single from Strange Dance, following “Check for Signs of Life.” Produced by Marta Salogni, the new record will mark Selway’s first solo LP in eight years, which is to be released 24th February via Bella Union.
Speaking of Strange Dance, Selway says, “the scale of it was very deliberate for me from the outset. I wanted the soundscape to be broad and tall but somehow get it to wrap around this intimate vocal at the heart of it. One of the things I’ve liked about this record is it’s me as a 55-year-old, not trying to hide that fact.”
Watch the official video for “Picking Up Pieces” here: