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Radiohead Share Video for Brand New Single, “Burn the Witch”

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Radiohead have shared a brand new single, “Burn the Witch,” via its video. The stop-motion animated clip was directed by Chris Hopewell and produced by Jackknife. It features some sort of inspector visiting a strange English village before the whole thing ends in a Wicker Man-like climax. The single is available digitally now and presumably the first to be taken from the band’s forthcoming ninth album. Musically, it veers away from the more electronic textures of the band’s last album, 2011’s The King of Limbs. Watch it below.

Over the weekend some British Radiohead fans received mysterious leaflets in the mail from the band that read, “Sing a song of sixpence that goes/Burn the Witch/We know where you live.” Then also over the weekend the band slowly disappeared completely from the Internet, exorcising all their tweets and Instagram and Facebook posts and turning their website into a blank space. This morning the band returned, posting two teaser videos for “Burn the Witch” to Instagram. The song could date back as far as 2003 and has long been teased by the band in photos and live performances. The look of the video seems to have been inspired by the 1967 British stop-motion show Trumpton. Is it a coincidence that Donald Trump is running for president?


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