As diehard Radiohead fans know, a new album is imminent. As they’ve done for past releases, band members have registered new companies, they’re about to embark on a big summer tour, and it’s likely we’ll see their latest LP very, very soon. Now comes another piece of news to add to the mix: Paul Thomas Anderson has directed a music video for the band.
On a since-removed episode of the “For Crying Out Loud” podcast, comedian Stefanie Wilder-Taylor revealed her home was randomly selected to be used for part of the filming of the new Radiohead video. “Here’s the cool part. Then the next day, [someone from the production] goes, I wanna bring the director by your house… this guy comes in, says ‘Hey, this is the director, Paul’… really normal looking guy,” she added. “Then I say, ‘Hey, you look kind of familiar… Have we met?’ Do you make anything apart from music videos?’ ”
PTA then said he directed “There Will Be Blood,” to which Wilder-Taylor appropriately replied, “Oh shit!”
Now, the thing is, Wilder-Taylor wasn’t supposed to say any of this because she’d signed a non-disclosure agreement, but she let the cat out of the bag anyway (and it may explain why the podcast episode has since been removed). But, at any rate, something for both Radiohead and Anderson fans to keep their eyes peeled for.