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Thom Yorke and Mark Pritchard’s ‘Beautiful People’ Video is a Jarring Triumph from Sundance — Watch

The music video premiered at Sundance’s NEXT Fest.

Mark Pritchard's “Beautiful People”

Mark Pritchard’s “Beautiful People”


There’s a new music video featuring the beautifully haunting vocals of Thom Yorke, but it’s not from Radiohead.

Yorke has collaborated with English electronic musician Mark Pritchard on the track “Beautiful People,” from Pritchard’s album “Under the Sun.” The music video, which premiered at Sundance’s NEXT Fest, ran on The Guardian on Thursday.

Directed by documentary filmmaker and cinematographer Michal Marczak, the video follows an unidentifiable person, whose head sometimes features a holograph of Yorke, walking around a strange land that doesn’t appear to be governed by the laws of physics. Marczak has directed three documentaries, including 2012’s “Fuck for Forest” about a bizarre charity that raises money for the environmental by selling home-made erotic movies online.

“Beautiful People” has nothing to do with Radiohead, which last year wrote a tune for the James Bond film “Spectre” that sadly didn’t end up being included in the film, IndieWire previously reported.

“It didn’t work out, but became something of our own, which we love very much,” Yorke wrote on Radiohead’s Soundcloud page last December, where the band offered the song as a free download for Christmas. “As the year closes we thought you might like to hear it,” York wrote. “Merry Christmas.”

To check out “Beautiful People” via Vevo, watch the video below.

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