So I’ve been a little bit obsessed with Radiohead recently.
I was fortunate enough to see them perform on Tuesday night in Manchester and they were utterly amazing. Over the last few weeks, I’ve been building my anticipation for the gig by listening to The Bends and OK Computer on repeat and watching the band’s Glastonbury set (more than once).
I’ve also spent time catching up on some of their newer material.
And I discovered a new favourite song.
Exit Music (For a Film) has always been my favourite Radiohead song, but I think Daydreaming may be even better.
Its delicate, ethereal melody builds as Thom Yorke’s vocals weave their melancholy magic.
The video is beautiful too. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, it sees Thom walking through door after door, along corridors and into a series of rooms, always passing quickly through to the next place.
There are plenty of articles online examining the meaning behind the video, with many believing that it is an exploration of memory after the breakup of a significant relationship.
Whether that’s true or not, it’s a song that I can’t get out of my head.