Hear Radiohead’s Icy ‘Moon Shaped’ Bonus Cut ‘Ill Wind’
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.
Radiohead and LCD Soundystem lead the lineup for the 15th annual Austin City Limits Festival. Watch here.