Our first thoughts on the new Radiohead track “Burn The Witch”

The song told us not to react. But we just couldn’t help ourself.


“Burn The Witch” is… incredible.

Remember that production for that rejected Bond track with all the strings? It seemed they didn’t let those strings to go to waste. Or at the very least were inspired to keep working with the higher string production the mix. At the same time as the song has premiered, it seems that the band have an online identity once again – after deleting everything recently – as well as a reason for all that claymation they’ve been teasing us with: the song comes with a fantastic music video.

Once again, this band do not disappoint. For those playing at home this is their first official single since 2011 (from which this epic, full production is far removed), and the band are about to hit the road for their first shows since they were in Australia in 2012. Here’s hoping they travel with a string section…

Listen to the track now – and watch the clip – on radiohead.com [Edit: Or Below!]

And then watch it again. And again. And again. Did I mention the tears?



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Larry Heath

Founding Editor and Publisher of the AU review. Currently based in Toronto, Canada. You can follow him on Twitter @larry_heath or on Instagram @larryheath.