Earlier today, Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien stopped by Adam Buxton’s Big Mixtape show on BBC 6, and shared some details on the band’s upcoming release.
According to Ed, the follow-up to 2007’s successful In Rainbows is being recorded at the moment, and the band is “in the heart of the record.” As for a release date, he says: “Ideally, it’d be great if it came out sometime this year. It’s got to. I hope so,” also adding that “the finishing line… it’s in touching distance.”
Mr. O’Brien had something to say about the quality of the record as well: “I’m really excited… I feel like this is the best record we ever made. It really is genuinely exciting. It’s very different from what we did last time.”
While no further details were given about the release, we’re certainly curious to see how Radiohead will go about putting out the record, given the previous album’s extremely successful “pay-what-you-want” model, which proved to be little more than a publicity move. Regardless of that, much has changed in the music industry since 2007, and we look forward to seeing how Radiohead tackles the competition.