The wait for Radiohead’s ninth studio album is over. The band will digitally release the album at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 8. Physical copies of the album will be available June 17. Radiohead has not yet announced the name of the new release.
In anticipation of the album release, the band dropped a second track called “Daydreaming” after posting the video for “Burn the Witch” earlier this week. The video for the new track can be seen below.
After slowly removing their entire Internet presence, Radiohead returned with teasers from their anxiously awaited new album.
On April 30, Radiohead fans in the U.K. received postcards by mail that said, “Sing a song of sixpence that goes/Burn the Witch/We know where you live,” with the band’s logo embossed on the bottom. The next day, fans watched as the band’s internet presence slowly disappeared. Tweets, Facebook posts and even the band’s website were slowly removed over the course of the day. Fans began speculating that this signified the imminent release of a new album. The band had registered a new company in January, which began the speculation of a new album because they had done the same prior to the surprise releases of In Rainbows and The King of Limbs.
This morning, the band shared a few teasers on their new Instagram account. The teasers turned out to be parts of new animated music video for a song “Burn the Witch.” The track is believed to have originated in 2003-2005, having been teased during live performances. While there are no details currently about a new album, the new video can be viewed below.