Thom Yorke is an English musician, singer and main songwriter for art-rock band Radiohead, who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019 and have won six Grammy awards.
In 2004 during a hiatus from Radiohead, Thom Yorke recorded his first solo album. Eraser was released via XL Recordings in 2006. Yorke released his second solo work in 2009 via BitTorrent titled Tomorrow's Modern Boxes.
That year Yorke formed supergroup Atoms For Peace to perform songs from Eraser, which included Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea. Yorke's third solo album, Anima, was issued in 2019 and reached #1 on the Billboard Charts.
As the lead singer for Radiohead, Thom Yorke has become a cultural icon. Radiohead's explosion onto the rock scene with the post-grunge anthem Creep.
A few years later, the band explored more Floydian terrain in OK Computer. The album cemented the band's place as an iconic voice in modern rock. Kid A, the band's 2000 album, completely subverted Radiohead's status in the rock pantheon.
All the way through these significantly turbulent periods — indeed, until now — Thom Yorke has been helming the Radiohead experience. With every release, the band continues to redraw the boundaries of rock, while still paying homage to its most readily recognisable traits.
The Radiohead adventure doesn't appear to be stopping any time soon. With Yorke's restless artistic energy driving the project forward, why would it?