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Thom Yorke, the incredibly renowned and talented front man for the band Radiohead, has for a few months now been collaborating with his new group Atoms for Peace which consists of Yorke, Radiohead co-producer Nigel Godrich, and bassist Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Thom Yorke gave the magazine a bit of information on how the collaboration is going so far.
In this interview, Yorke expresses how there are defiantly different elements at play in this collaboration and a certain expectation that they all are trying to meet in order to please their fans. Nigel Godrich is certainly looking to incorporate a dance element into the tracks, which has proven difficult when trying to incorporate Yorkes lyrics into the different tracks on the album. When discussing this issue, Godrich goes on to tell Rolling Stone, “You also have to give people something that moves. This is the eternal battle with Thom. He’s like ‘I really want to make a dance record. But I have to sing on it, or nobody’s going to fucking care.” (Rolling Stone)
Godrich and Yorke have in fact worked together before, but as Yorke told Rolling Stone in the interview, working with Flea who is a strong technical player has proven to be an interesting challenge. Despite these roadblocks in the recording of their debut album AMOK which is set to be released early next year, Yorke reaffirms his confidence in the final outcome of the album by saying “This is the beginning of something.”