We knew a new Radiohead album would be out sometime this year. And with the band recently deleting social media content, clearing their website and sending cryptic leaflets to fans, many expected that a new Radiohead album would appear this week. While the full album hasn’t arrived, Radiohead has shared the first single, “Burn The Witch”, and an accompanying video.
Radiohead “Burn The Witch” features a stop motion animated video centered on an idyllic, pastoral town that’s preparing to–*shocker*–burn a witch. Rather than write all about it, I’d highly recommend watching instead. It’s one of the more captivating music videos of the year. Chris Hopewell handled direction duties for the video. Musically, “Burn The Witch” features swelling, upbeat strings, Thom’s trademark airy falsetto and arguably provides a more accesible version of the direction The King of Limbs went in.