Earlier this year it came to light that Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood has located to India to record a new album for a solo project. A collaboration with with Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur and Indian qawwali group the Rajasthan Express, the album Junun is due out November 13 through Nonesuch.
The album was produced by Greenwood’s frequent Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, and the release will also be accompanied with a documentary of the same name directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. A video from the film featuring the full track Roked can be heard below. Junun (the film) is available for streaming on Mubi for the next month.
Speaking of the album Greenwood said “When I was in the Negev desert in southern Israel a couple of years ago, I heard a band playing a song using an Arabic violin called a rehab. It was a strange mix of Arabic and traditional Indian music, one that I’d never come across before. The best song, I found out, was written by Shye Ben Tzur, an Israeli musician who had been living in India until this year“.