“‘Selecting Up Items’ is a music in regards to the masking that we do after we’re younger adults,” Selway stated in a press assertion. “It’s a time of life when your sense of identification can really feel shaky, you possibly can really feel anxious about making the grade, and life can really feel that it’s spinning uncontrolled, however you attempt to disguise this from everybody.”
The one is accompanied by a music video directed by William Williamson. Talking of the clip, which follows numerous modern dancers all through a sunlit studio, Selway stated the “the choreography [has] echoes of our characters worlds while concurrently unfolding new parts and feelings.” Watch that under:
‘Selecting Up Items’ is the second preview of ‘Unusual Dance’, following the discharge of lead single ‘Verify for Indicators of Life’ in October 2022. The album was produced by Marta Salogni, and can mark Selway’s first solo LP in eight years upon its launch on February 24. Cellist Laura Moody, composer Hannah Peel and multi-instrumentalist Quinta are additionally credited on ‘Unusual Dance’.
Discussing the upcoming album in press supplies, Selway stated “the size of it was very deliberate for me from the outset. I wished the soundscape to be broad and tall however one way or the other get it to wrap round this intimate vocal on the coronary heart of it”. He continued: “One of many issues I’ve favored about this file is it’s me as a 55-year-old, not making an attempt to cover that reality.”
In a three-and-a-half-star assessment of Selway’s final solo album, 2014’s ‘Weatherhouse’, NME wrote: “With extra ambition and additional forays into experimental electronics than its understated, largely acoustic predecessor [2010’s ‘Familial’], the expansive nature of Radiohead’s affect grips more durable.”
Final week, Selway revealed that Radiohead are going to “get collectively” in early 2023, telling Spin that the band is “going to start out taking a look at different concepts for what comes subsequent”.