The free streaming service will feature a station titled In the Absence there of… which is an exclusive insight into the legendary rock-star’s favourite tunes available to listen to right now. The audio giants are the latest brand to introduce new media in a bid to “stop the walls from closing in to quick” for all those living out the dystopian reality of self-isolation.
Speaker giants, Sonos, have launched a new self-isolation radio platform featuring a station created by Radiohead’s Thom Yorke.
We gave @radiohead legendary frontman @thomyorke a radio station. He filled it with, as he puts it, “Whatever has hit me over the head.” Listen now to In the Absence of Thereof… Only on Sonos Radio.
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— Sonos (@Sonos) April 21, 2020
Yorke has poetically described his plans for his personally curated “ever rolling compilation” to be compiled of music “that fascinates or moves me, what obsesses me, challenges me, opens new doors … Whatever has hit me over the head basically. It may be new or old or just dug up again. With all this time we have behind doors I hope this provides a welcome connection and escape…”
For radio head’s who aren’t too keen on Thom Yorke or his music taste, worry not, the radio platform boasts an impressive line-up of guest performances. This includes; Angel Olsen, JPEGMAFIA and Jarvis Cocker, to name a few.
Yorke’s station is the perfect go-to during these eerie, desolate times of self-isolation. This isn’t the first news of Radiohead lifting spirits during the coronavirus pandemic. The band have been releasing rare archival footage from gigs-gone-by on their YouTube channel. So, if tuning in to Yorke’s Sonos radio station has given you a flavour for Radiohead and left you wanting more – delve into the live footage of the past, fall down the virtual Radiohead rabbit hole as, let’s be honest, none of us are gonna be attending any gigs anytime soon.