The Smile, Radiohead’s side-project, is back with a new album, “ Wall of Eyes », and a clip directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.
The Smile project, comprised of Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood, along with former Sons of Kemet drummer Tom Skinner, has announced its second album, Wall of Eyeswhich follows his first album A Light for Attracting Attentionreleased in 2022.
Ahead of the album’s January 26 release, the trio shared the music video for the album’s title track, a visual that reunites Yorke and director Paul Thomas Anderson, who previously helmed the short film Anima of the singer as well as the video of “ Daydreaming » by Radiohead:
The album was recorded in Radiohead’s hometown of Oxford and Abbey Road Studios, and features string arrangements by the London Contemporary Orchestra.
The title Wall of Eyes recalls the mysterious Wall of Ice by Radiohead, which has been considered a post-In Rainbows in 2009, with the title “ These Are My Twisted Words “, which was eventually released as a standalone single.
The Smile will hit the road again in 2024 for a month-long European tour starting in March.
Wall of Eyes Track List
- Wall Of Eyes
- Read The Room
- Under Our Pillows
- Friend Of A Friend
- I Quit
- Bending Hectic
- You know me!