Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien announces solo album Earth, releases dreamy track Shangri-La
Following on from months of teases, we now have a title and a release date.
Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien has revealed details of his upcoming solo album, Earth, to be released under his EOB moniker. He also released the latest single from the record, Shangri-La. Take a listen to the track above.
The song, similarly to Brasil, O’Brien’s other single from Earth, centres around building layers – starting with only minimalist percussion and effects-drenched guitar underpinning EOB’s hypnotic vocals, before adding more drums and distorted rhythm guitar.
O’Brien, who had previously given some sparse details about the LP, officially announced the record on Twitter today (6 February).
In a separate tweet, he also gave thanks to the collaborators he had worked with on the record.
Thank you to all the incredible musicians who helped me and the people who put it together in the studio.. it was a proper journey getting here.. Recorded in Wales and London.. Phew we made it!!
— Ed O'Brien (@EOBOfficial) February 6, 2020
The news comes after the announcement from O’Brien’s bandmate Philip Selway that Radiohead are to take 2020 off from music, as all members, not just O’Brien, are currently occupied with various solo projects.
However, there’s no shortage of Radiohead content about, especially since the band have recently opened up a digital archive packed full of various audio and visual artefacts related to the band.