Speaking in an interview with NME, Selway described that they would take “a year away” from working together in 2020, in order to focus on their various other projects.
Unfortunate news for Radiohead fans, the band won’t be returning in 2020 as its members continue to focus on solo pursuits.
“There are always conversations going on, but we’ve always got other projects going on,” Selway described. “This is kind of the year away from Radiohead, but we will pick that up again.”
When he was asked whether 2021 would be the year of the band’s return, Selway responded: “We’ll see. We’re talking.”
The band’s last album, A Moon Shaped Pool, was released in 2016 to critical acclaim.
Radiohead recently uploaded their entire discography to YouTube, surprising fans by also including 18 hours of previously unreleased OK Computer outtakes. They also launched a Public Library featuring extensive rarities and archive footage.
Meanwhile, the band members have been working on their various solo projects. Last year frontman Thom Yorke released an acclaimed solo album ANIMA, which was accompanied by a short film on Netflix. In 2018 he also wrote the soundtrack to horror movie, Suspiria.
Selway will spend the year working on his third solo album.
“Watch this space,” he added. “It always surprises me how things can develop. I never expected to be doing soundtrack work before. All of these things are to develop your musicality and bring their own raft of ideas with them.”
For fans looking forward to new Radiohead material, it looks like you’ll have to wait at least another year.