Hear Radiohead's Icy 'Moon Shaped' Bonus Cut 'Ill Wind'

Hear Radiohead's Icy 'Moon Shaped' Bonus Cut 'Ill Wind'


Hear Radiohead's Icy 'Moon Shaped' Bonus Cut 'Ill Wind' news

Radiohead’s “Ill Wind,” a bonus track accompanying the band’s deluxe vinyl edition of ‘A Moon Shaped Pool,’ has emerged. Credit: Matthew Baker/Getty

Four months after Radiohead released A Moon Shaped Pool, the band has begun shipping the album's deluxe vinyl edition, which is accompanied by a CD sporting two non-LP tracks: Their previously unveiled unused James Bond theme "Spectre," and a new cut titled "Ill Wind":

Borrowing from the bossa nova vibe of Moon Shaped standout "Present Tense," "Ill Wind" slinks along on a hypnotic groove. "Keep your distance / Then no harm / Will come / No ill wind / Will blow," Singer Thom Yorke warns in his trademark falsetto. After the first half, a wave of icy synths emerges to carry the track toward its dreamy conclusion.

When announced in May, the A Moon Shaped Pool deluxe vinyl edition promised the inclusion of a bonus CD featuring two extra tracks. In addition to the surprise premiere of "Spectre" on Christmas Day 2015, the track also became the B-side for Moon Shaped Pool's first single "Burn the Witch." Earlier this week, Radiohead posted an unboxing video for the album's deluxe edition.

After a summer filled with festival-headlining stops and occasional arena visits, Radiohead conclude their 2017 plans with performances at the Austin City Limits weekends, tonight and October 7th, with a pair of Mexico City concerts sandwiched in between.