Watch Radiohead’s Paul Thomas Anderson-Directed Video for ‘Present Tense’
Radiohead have released another single from A Moon Shaped Pool and, for its video, they got some help from one of Hollywood’s biggest names. The clip was directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, known for such films as Boogie Nights and Magnolia.
Anderson’s relationship with the band goes back quite a bit. Guitarist Jonny Greenwood has composed the score three of his films: There Will Be Blood, The Master and Inherent Vice. Greenwood’s solo album from last year, Junun, was accompanied by an Anderson-helmed documentary about his trip to India to make the record. More recently, Anderson directed the video for “Daydreaming,” which was released back in May. But unlike the clip for “Daydreaming,” the video for “Present Tense” is a low-key affair, with only two camera filming Greenwood and Thom Yorke playing live along to a rhythm created by a CR78 drum machine.
In other Radiohead news, Yorke has written “Coloured Candy,” a 10-minute electronic piece for for Rag & Bone, a designer he frequently wears, to use as the theme for their show at New York Fashion Week as they unveiled their collection for the spring and summer of 2017. Wallpaper says that the below video was projected around the runway as the song played. This is Yorke's second composition for Rag & Bone's showing at Fashion Week. Two years ago, Yorke wrote “Villain” for the designers.
While appearing on a BBC radio show, Yorke said that Radiohead plan to tour in 2017. However, he was unaware of when or where that will be.
Watch Thom Yorke’s “Coloured Candy”
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