After helming the music video for Radiohead’s “Daydreaming” earlier this year, Paul Thomas Anderson has collaborated with the band once again. PTA’s live video for “Present Tense” — which, like “Daydreaming,” is taken from the album “A Moon Shaped Pool” — is considerably more straightforward: It simply features Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood performing the song in question. Watch it below.
The footage was shot during a live performance in Tarzana, California last month. PTA is no stranger to music videos, having worked with Fiona Apple on multiple occasions, plus Jon Brion, Michael Penn and Aimee Man (whose music played a significant role in “Magnolia”). Several theaters across the country screened “Daydreaming” on 35mm earlier this year; PTA and the band sent a note to the Music Box in Chicago that read, “We’ve made a film, here it is. We’d be happy if you played it!”
Anderson’s most recent film is “Inherent Vice,” while his next will reunite him with “There Will Be Blood” star Daniel Day-Lewis. That untitled project, apparently set in the fashion world circa the 1950s, is set to arrive late next year.