Radiohead Collaborator Says New Album Is 'Not Yet' Done, But Is 'A Work of Art'

Thom Yorke from Radiohead
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Thom Yorke from Radiohead performs at Palais Omnisports de Bercy in Paris, France. 

Last week Radiohead shared dates for its 2016 world tour, presumably to be accompanied by a new record. The band has been teasing information on its ninth studio album for some time now, and its longtime visual artist has added to the chorus.

Speaking to DIY, Stanley Donwood said he has indeed heard the new album and that it is “a work of art.” However, he clarified that the new LP is “not yet” entirely finished.

And he’s not done with his own contributions yet, either. Commenting on the artwork for the so-far-untitled LP, Donwood admitted, “"There’s quite a lot I still have to do.” DIY clarified that Donwood shared these statements via email on March 19, so it appears the band may still have a good bit of work ahead of it. The publication also said Donwood hinted that Radiohead "may have been working on the new record in France.”

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Speaking of the artwork, Radiohead shared the following image on March 14; could it be the album cover?



Previously, a press release for the Spanish festival Primavera Sound claimed this year's fest would include "the presentation of the new album by the British band Radiohead." Thom Yorke and company are pegged for a June 3 slot, so if the statement is to be taken literally, they've got about two and a half months to get the new album ready.

In the meantime, check out Yorke's response to the drama surrounding bots and scalpers snagging an unfortunate amount of Radiohead tickets when the 2016 tour went on sale last week.