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Ed O'Brien says a new Radiohead album is on the cards

Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien has talked up the chances of the band making another album together very soon, saying that a new record “will definitely happen”.

The guitarist released his debut solo album Earth earlier in 2020 and also revealed back in March that he had been struck by coronavirus amid the ongoing pandemic. Thankfully, O’Brien recovered and is now bringing more good news.

O’Brien has spoken out about the future of Radiohead again in a new interview with Guitar World, in which he was asked if the group had any plans to get back into the studio to work on the follow-up to their 2016 album ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’.

“I’m sure there will be another album,” O’Brien said in reply. “That last record was a lot of old songs, which explains the different eras of Radiohead it might have sounded like.”

O’Brien added that a new Radiohead album “will definitely happen”, but cautioned: “But when that is, I have no idea…”

Earlier in the year, O’Brien spoke with BBC Radio 5 Live about the struggle he had to adapt to being a frontman and stepping outside of the shadows: “I have this uncertainty with my voice, and I still do,” he explained.

“I’ve had to very quickly become a lead singer…The only time I was nervous was when Laura Marling came in and we did a duet together, and she’s an extraordinary artist, and she came in for the afternoon and we did 6 takes of the track, the final track on the record, Cloak of the Night, and that was the only time I was really nervous…’