Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke, has had fingers in all kinds of creative pots recently. He’s now unveiled a spooky, stunning new track for fashion label Rag & Bone‘s show at New York Fashion Week. Called Villain, the eight-minute track features twelve vocalists from the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, who performed the song from behind a sheer curtain during the show.
The ethereal and enchanting soundscape comes off as something akin to a sonic melancholia. The gentle cadence draws you in, from the first tinkles of the piano before it ends in a crescendo of heavenly voices. Around the 4-minute mark, the track segues into Yorke’s remix of DOOM’s Gazillion Ear. You can check out the video of the runaway show itself here
This is far from Yorke’s only collaboration with the fashion brand – in fact, he’s worked with them for years. He first performed for a Rag & Bone show in 2011, before returning in 2013 with Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood, and again last year, with Radiohead’s long time producer Nigel Godrich.
To top it all off, we’ve started to (finally) hear rumours that Yorke and co. are gearing up to record the follow-up to 2011’s The King of Limbs.
Yorke isn’t the only musical insert to NYFW: Kanye West launched Yeezy Season 2 this week (we watched it in the cinema – this is what went down), at which he also debuted his new track Fade, featuring Ty Dolla $ign and Post Malone, with samples from house classic Deep Inside by Hardrive.