Philip Selway, Radiohead’s drummer, has shared that the band are planning to have “a year away” from working on music in 2020 as they focus on solo projects.
With Radiohead’s last record A Moon Shaped Pool landing in 2016, fans were hoping that the new decade may entice the group to record a brand new album.
It appears as though that dream will have to wait at least another year as the group all work on their solo endeavours.
“There are always conversations going on, but we’ve always got other projects going on,” Selway said when speaking to NME. “This is kind of the year away from Radiohead, but we will pick that up again.”
But could it be next year? Selway replied, “We’ll see. We’re talking.”
Thom Yorke has spent much of his time over the last few years concentrating on both the soundtrack to Suspiria, which was released in 2018 and his widely acclaimed solo record and Paul Thomas Anderson-directed short-film ANIMA.
Ed O’Brien has also been pursuing a solo album with his new project, EOB. And it will be the same for Selway as he looks to release his third solo LP. “For me, [2020 will be spent] writing and recording,” said Selway. “I’m just concentrating on that.”
He added: “Watch this space. It always surprises me how things can develop. I never expected to be doing soundtrack work before. All of these things are to develop your musicality and bring their own raft of ideas with them.”