Child A is part of Radioheadmost loved and loved albums of, but designing it wasn’t easy.
In an interview with Christie’s auction house, Thom yorke revealed he suffered from severe writer’s block while recording.
“It was the end of OK Computer. We finished the tour and I was sort of trapped in my own maze followed by this kind of [inner] monologue, a review of everything I’ve done, “he recalls.” It just kind of got thrown into this weird state where people were projecting things at me in a particular way. I didn’t have the right kind of support mechanisms to deal with it, so I internalized a lot of them.
“It kind of stopped me, and so every time I tried to write something, every time I sat down in front of an instrument, I sort of froze,” added Yorke. âI had this thing on the way, that little voice. I remember sitting, endlessly, endlessly playing the riff of ‘Everything in its Right Place’, kind of trying to meditate for it. get out of it and not be able to do it. “
Watch the full interview above and look for the writer’s blocks segment around the 4-minute mark.
Child A turned 21 this year and its sequel, Amnesiac, turned 20. Radiohead is celebrating its two birthdays with a three-album package, titled CHILD A MNESIA. Get more information about the project here.