The Smile premieres the video for “Friend of a Friend”

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After his special screening of his film in CDMX.

Get to know the new single from the second album The Smile, a nostalgic and comforting anthem. Plus, he finds out the details of the special screening of the band’s new film in Mexico City.

Since the announcement of the next album, Wall Of Eyes, from the English band, we look forward to meeting their creative project again. On tour we were able to hear some of his songs for the first time, today you can give it play to his simple “Friend Of A Friend” and watch the video clip shot in 35 mm and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.

The new material shows Tom york, Johnny greenwood and Tom skinner performing to an auditorium full of bewildered and even bored elementary school children, until “Friends go out to talk, say hello and soak up some sun.”

Without a doubt, a melody that begins in the harmony of the bass and the voice of Thom Yorke, with a melancholic blue tone and that, among its first listens, gives rise to a calm space, a comforting sound. With the arrangements of the London Contemporary Orchestraa new immersive style is born at the hands of The Smile.

With this single the special screening of Wall Of Eyes, On Film in cinemas around the world, where the complete album was presented for the first time, with images of Paul Thomas Andersonwhich include unreleased details of its recording and a program of the director’s previous work with Thom Yorke and Radiohead.

In Mexico City, it was only available on January 20 at the Tonalá Cinema.

Likewise, the music video for this single is released at the same time as Wall Of Eyeswhich according to early reviews of the new album, takes us through a “vibrant, swirling world that distills its predecessor’s foundations down to their essentials before letting what’s left flourish and mutate into its own beast.” Check it out! !


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