Thom Yorke’s new album to get its own Netflix short-film


Radiohead’s Thom Yorke has announced details of his new album, ‘Anima’, which comes out digitally next week (27 June) ahead of a physical release on 19 July. One fun aspect: Yorke has become one of the first (and quite likely the first) musician to use a domain name for a project. But there’s also an interesting companion piece for the album: a ‘one-reeler’ film made by director Paul Thomas Anderson, which is set to three tracks from the album. Here’s the twist: the film will be distributed exclusively through Netflix.

We’ve seen the streaming-video service work with artists before: for example Beyoncé’s ‘Homecoming’ film, which was reportedly part of a $60m deal for three projects. It also released a tour-doc for Taylor Swift in late 2018. The short-form film from Yorke hints at more potential for the kind of content that we might traditionally expect to be on (and even commissioned by) Apple Music or YouTube.

Written by: Stuart Dredge