Yorke delves deeper into the making of and inspiration behind the album, alongside his obsession with dreams.
Radiohead frontman, Thom Yorke delves deeper into his new album ANIMA, politics and dreams in a rare interview with Zane Lowe.
The upcoming album was written by Yorke and produced by Nigel Godrich. It features nine tracks with an additional song, Ladies & Gentlemen, Thank You for Coming, available exclusively on vinyl. This is the latest release since his 2014 solo album Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes.
Yorke explains the title, “I think the reason it ended up being called ANIMA was partly because I’m obsessed with this whole dream thing, and it comes from this concept that (Carl) Jung had… The consequences of everything we do are not real. We can remain anonymous.”
When Lowe asks “At what point did this album start to take shape?”, Yorke responded “We’ve had most of this stuff for ages, and the joke was, it was really quick to do. We set up as we do the live shows for most of it… and knocked it out. It was really fun. It was quick and easy, and we knew where we were going because we lived with it for so long.”
A short film starring Yorke and made by Paul Thomas Anderson, also titled ANIMA, is set to contain three of the tracks off the album and will be available on Netflix June 27th.
The album will be available on CD, black double vinyl, a limited edition orange double vinyl and a deluxe 180g heavyweight orange double vinyl which includes a 40-page book of lyrics, and drawings done in pencil by Stanley Donwood and Dr Tchock.
ANIMA is due out digitally June 27th and physically July 19th via XL Recordings / Remote Control
Watch an excerpt of this fascinating interview below: