'I'm completely incapable of creating anything without a kind of narrative.'
Thom Yorke (b. 1968) is a musician, artist, composer and activist. He is best known as lead singer and songwriter of Radiohead; the band has won several Grammy and Ivor Novello Awards and is widely regarded as one of the most celebrated and influential of recent decades. Radiohead has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the album OK Computer is preserved in the US Library of Congress.
In addition to his work with Radiohead, Yorke has released three solo albums, formed Atoms for Peace with Nigel Godrich, Flea, Joey Waronker and Mauro Rofosco, created the original soundtrack to Luca Guadagnino’s 2018 remake of Suspiria and, most recently, released music as The Smile, with Jonny Greenwood and Tom Skinner.
In 2021, he co-created the ‘KID A MNESIA’ exhibition, with Stanley Donwood and producer Nigel Godrich, an interactive audio-visual experience with music and artwork drawn from the Radiohead albums Kid A and Amnesiac. Yorke and Donwood also released two books, KID A MNESIA and Fear Stalks The Land. The former celebrates the process and artwork created for Kid A and Amnesiac, the latter compiles notes, lyrics and sketches from that period. Yorke lives and works in Oxfordshire, England.