Next to nothing is known at the moment about “These Are My Twisted Words,” the purported new Radiohead song that mysteriously appeared online last night. Unlike “Harry Patch (In Memory Of),” which Radiohead surprise-released almost exactly one week prior (hmmm), this one seems to have materialized on various illicit music hubs without any official announcement or acknowledgment from the band. Their camp hasn’t been able to offer any clarification yet in response to the deluge of requests that they’re no doubt experiencing right now. We can’t even say for sure that “These Are My Twisted Words” is a new Radiohead song, or a Radiohead song at all, for that matter.
So in the meantime, give “These Are My Twisted Words” a listen below (stream via Pitchfork) and see what you think. For this fan’s money, it’s virtually certain that that’s Thom Yorke whose woozy vocals kick in after about three minutes. The wonderfully menacing krautrock groove that occupies the first half of the song, meanwhile, sounds an awful lot like the product of a jam session between Yorke, guitarists Jonny Greenwood and Ed O’Brien, drummer Phil Selway, and bassist Colin Greenwood. And considering Yorke’s recent comments about losing interest in the traditional album format — sentiments he’s expressed many times in the past, just for the record — you’ve got to wonder if the band intentionally sneak-leaked this song.
Then again, who knows! We’ll keep you updated as soon as we learn more. ‘Til then, I’ll be listening to “These Are My Twisted Words” on obsessive repeat. Check it out for yourself below, and let us know what you think: Is this a new Radiohead song? How do you like it?
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