Radiohead side project The Smile releases new song, “Thin Thing”

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Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood have released another new song with their Radiohead side project, The Smile.

The track is called “Thin Thing,” and is available now via digital outlets. It’s accompanied by a stop-motion animated video, which is streaming now on YouTube.

“Hearing the song for the first time, we imagined a frenetic fluid that carries machines, pieces of human bodies and carnivorous plants,” video directors Cristóbal León and Joaquín Cociña say. “When presenting the idea to the band, Thom told us about a dream that made him write the song. We believe the video is the conjunction of these two things.”

“Thin Thing” will appear on the upcoming debut Smile album A Light for Attracting Attention, due out this Friday, May 13. It follows the previously released songs “You Will Never Work in Television Again,” “Pana-Vision,” “The Smoke,” “Free in the Knowledge” and “Skrting on the Surface.”

The Smile, which also features drummer Tom Skinner of the band Sons of Kemet, made their live debut last year at the Glastonbury 2021 livestream event. They’ll launch their first full-length tour, which includes dates in Europe and the U.K., next week.

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