Radiohead explain newspaper concept
Radiohead's creative collaborator, Stanley Donwood, has revealed the reasons for the band's unusual but inspired decision to release their own newspaper and newspaper themed artwork for their latest record, 'King Of Limbs'.
Speaking to the NME, he explained the band is going through a "transitory" period and the essence of a newspaper is to capture the world as it is at that exact moment, so they felt it was most fitting:
"Where they are now is more transitory. When a newspaper comes out, that doesn't mean news stops, what you have is just a snapshot of how things were at the moment that newspaper was printed. And similarly, this album shows where Radiohead are at the moment the record was released.”
"The whole idea of this album was to have something that was almost not existing, so we chose clear vinyl and the newspaper format.”
Listen to a recent interview with Jonny Greenwood from the band, here:
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