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Radiohead's Ed O'Brien To Release Solo Album
Christian Eede , December 6th, 2019 08:04

It's due in early 2020, though the title is yet to be revealed

Radiohead's Ed O'Brien has shared new music under his solo EOB moniker. Above, you can hear 'Brasil'.

The track is a precursor to O'Brien's first solo album which is set for release in early 2020 via Polydor. Full details of the release date and title are yet to be announced.

"Brasil is a state of mind, not a place or time," O'Brien says of the Andrew Donoho-directed visual above. "H.P. Lovecraft, Kubrick, and Junji Ito have created some of my favorite sci-fi narratives. But I've always wanted to reinterpret their horrific premises into a more poetic and optimistic notion.

"What if an alien or higher being were to come to earth to help us achieve a greater existence, and not to destroy us? What would it look like if everyone on earth shared thoughts, experiences, and actions? The theory that humans, as a species, actually represent one large, singular organism has always fascinated me, and I wanted to explore that concept visually through a variety of different character perspectives, mediums, and impressionistic visual effects. All these layers and ideas culminated into our narrative for 'Brasil'."

O'Brien began work on his solo album in late 2017 and completed it earlier this year. Laura Marling, Adrian Utley, Nathan East and Glenn Kotche are all listed as guest features on the record.

'Brasil' will be released on standalone 12" vinyl on February 5, 2020. It follows on from previous track 'Santa Teresa' which O'Brien shared in October of this year.