March 21, 2016


Radiohead's New Album Is 'A Work of Art,' Says Close Collaborator

Peter Wafzig/Redferns via Getty Images
Peter Wafzig/Redferns via Getty Images

Radiohead is definitely turning 2016 into a big year, with festival headlining slots, a recently announced world tour and, oh yeah, its first new album in five years. Stanley Donwood, who has created all of the band's album covers and artwork since The Bends, seems to have heard the new LP, and wants us to buy into the hype.

"It's a work of art," Donwood tells DIY Magazine of Radiohead's first album since 2011's The King of Limbs. When asked if he's heard the new full-length and if it's completed, Donwood says, "I have. Is it done? … not yet…"

DIY Magazine also asked Donwood - responsible for the iconic artwork of OK Computer, Kid A, In Rainbows and others - about his favorite collaboration with the band. "I’ve just had a think about this, and I think it’s the one that no-one’s seen yet," he replied. "It was made by the strong warm winds of southern France." France! Winds! What a tease.

Radiohead is set to perform at Primavera Sound on June 3, and at Lollapalooza Berlin on Sept. 11. Click here for all of their current tour dates.