Director Paul Thomas Anderson has been dabbling in the music video world quite a bit lately, churning out not one but two new joints for Joanna Newsom in recent months, and he’s now back behind the camera for Radiohead in support of their soon-to-street album.
The band has just released their music video for “Daydreaming,” which features Anderson’s directorial talents and frontman Thom Yorke taking center stage as a wandering leading man who, we can only presume, is doing some pretty serious daydreaming while strolling around a number of visually arresting locales (including a particularly confusing parking lot — feel that, Thom!).
What starts as a city-set jaunt eventually turns intimate, startling and more than a bit alienating, complete with a final twist that only leads to still more gorgeous imagery. It’s already a PTA all-timer.
Radiohead’s newest album will be released digitally on May 8. Check out the music video for “Daydreaming” above.