Radiohead: 'These Are My Twisted Words' Now Official, And Free
Radiohead has officially released their newest EP titled "These Are My Twisted Words" online for free download. The guitarist Jonny Greenwood talked about the new song in his blog post, “We’ve been recording for a while, and this was one of the first we finished. We’re pretty proud of it.”
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Radiohead is full of surprises. Only a couple days after Radiohead's Thom Yorke said that they may never release another album, a track called 'These Are My Twisted Words" was posted on the web along with a cryptic message. The song has been spread like wildfire throughout the night and left fans speculate about the origins of the song.
The cryptic text suggests that the song was a Radiohead track and not a Yorke solo. It is suspected that "These Are My Twisted Words" is the first song from an upcoming EP called Wall of Ice.
In the large ASCII art file (courtesy of Atease) that accompanied the track, the phrase “wall of ice” is referenced twice: once in the seemingly Yorke-penned prose accompanying the ASCII art and once again, in large letters, in the artwork itself. The file also boasts a release date of “2009-08-17,” so either “Twisted Words” came from the future or August 17th carries some significance.
The band has recently been in studio with longtime producer Nigel Godrich -- a fact which has fueled speculation that "These Are My Twisted Words" is newly recorded. The band, however, has yet to comment on the leak.
The leak came shortly after the online release on Aug 5 of Radiohead's new song, "Harry Patch (In Memory Of)," a tribute to Harry Patch, the last surviving British WWI veteran until he died last month. The single is download-only for around £1, with all profits going to the UK Royal British Legion.
In a recent interview for The Believer Magazine's music issue, Radiohead's front man, Thom Yorke, suggested that though they will keep making music, they may never release another album again the conventional way.
"None of us want to go into that creative hoo-ha of a long-play record again," Yorke told the magazine. "Not straight off. I mean, it's just become a real drag. It worked with In Rainbows, because we had a real fixed idea about where we were going. But we've all said that we can't possibly dive into that again. It'll kill us."
While not knowing what other shocking surprises will be coming from Radiohead, we are certain that the band will headline the Reading And Leeds Festival taking place between Aug 28 - 30.