Latest Strange Dance observe options guitar work by Portishead’s Adrian Utley

Radiohead drummer Philip Selway has shared the propulsive new music “Picking Up Pieces,” the newest single off his upcoming album Strange Dance, his first solo LP in eight years.

Ahead of Strange Dance’s Feb. 24 launch, Selway additionally revealed the video for the observe, which options guitar work courtesy of Portishead’s Adrian Utley.

“‘Picking Up Pieces’ is a music concerning the masking that we do after we’re younger adults,” Selway mentioned of the observe in an announcement. “It’s a time of life when your sense of identification can really feel shaky, you may really feel anxious about making the grade, and life can really feel that it’s spinning uncontrolled, however you attempt to conceal this from everybody.”

Strange Dance — which additionally options the one “Check for Signs of Life” — finds Selway collaborating with cellist Laura Moody, composer Hannah Peel, multi-instrumentalist Quinta, and producer Marta Salogni.

“The scale of it was very deliberate for me, from the outset,” Selway beforehand mentioned in an announcement when the album was introduced. “I wished the soundscape to be broad and tall however one way or the other get it to wrap round this intimate vocal on the coronary heart of it.”


Also setting Strange Dance other than his earlier solo LPs — 2010’s Familial and 2014’s Weatherhouse — is the truth that Selway doesn’t drum on the album, because the Rock Hall-inducted drummer “sacked” himself early within the recording and handed over his equipment to percussionist Valentina Magaletti.

“One of the issues I’ve appreciated about this report is it’s me as a 55-year-old, not attempting to cover that truth. It feels sort of unguarded relatively than seeing that growing older course of as one thing that must be hidden.” Selway added in an announcement. 

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