Radiohead Shares Cryptic Video Set to 'A Moon Shaped Pool' Track

Thom Yorke
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Thom Yorke from Radiohead performs at Palais Omnisports de Bercy on Oct. 11, 2012 in Paris, France.

Radiohead is up to something again. Today (May 20) the band posted an ominous video to Instagram, set to a snippet of its A Moon Shaped Pool track “The Numbers.”

The video shows a barefoot, plain-dressed man carefully sweeping up a few scraps of garbage while a trickle of sand behind him slowly fills up his tiny habitat. 

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Radiohead credits the video to London-based director Oscar Hudson, who also shouted it out on his official site: “I was asked to interpret a 30-second clip of music from Radiohead’s new album A Moon Shaped Pool. I was obviously delighted to do so.” 



Today's vignette is: The Numbers - Directed by: Oscar Hudson

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A week ago, the band announced it had commissioned some artists to craft “short vignettes” interpreting parts of the new album (they led with a visual from Tarik Barri). Judging by Radiohead and Hudson’s statements, it appears this one is destined to remain in bite-sized format. 

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Radiohead’s A Moon Shaped Pool was released to mass acclaim on April 27 (as if we had to remind you) and debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200.


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