Radiohead and Thom Yorke unveil new slow-motion remix of “Creep”
Thom Yorke gave Radiohead’s classic hit “Creep” a whole different sound and feel in a new remixed version of the song, titled “Creep (Very 2021 Rmx)”, according to Pitchfork. The remix is ââplaced under the banner of Thom Yorke’s achievement. Radiohead.
The new version of the song takes an acoustic recording of “Creep” and slows it down considerably, pairing Yorke’s vocals and subdued guitar with ambient sound effects. As the song progresses, bright but harsh sounding synths sink the song into chaos. At the end of the 9-minute remix, Yorke took “Creep” from dark loneliness to chaotic anxiety and back again.
The remix was used by Japanese fashion designer Jun Takahashi during his show âUndercover Fall 2021â. A video for the remix on YouTube is accompanied by illustrations by Takahashi.
Earlier this year, Yorke announced that he had to cancel a handful of tour dates in the United States that have been set for this fall due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. The tour was originally ad in 2019 and was scheduled to start in March 2020, but was pushed back to September 2021.
In May Yorke with Jonny Greenwood and Tom Skinner debuted with a new band called Le Sourire during the Living on a dignified farm global live broadcast. The group performed new original music during the performance.
In April, Radiohead unearthed pictures from 2005 of Yorke performing the first versions of the songs “Videotape”, “Down Is The New Up” and “Last Flowers” from their album which was not yet released In the rainbows. In the video, Yorke also performed her solo song “Analysis”.
Last month Dave Chappelle sang the classic Radiohead hit “Creep” with Foo Fighters on stage during their show at Madison Square Garden. The show was notable in that it was the first live musical performance of the legendary venue in over a year due to the pandemic. Chappelle capped her performance with the triumphant statement “Welcome, New York City!”
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