Saturday, 21 July, 2018

Hear Radiohead's previously unreleased OK Computer track, "I Promise"

Thom Yorke On Opening For Alanis Morissette And Recording 'OK Computer' In A Haunted House Hear Radiohead's previously unreleased OK Computer track, "I Promise"
Melinda Barton | 03 June, 2017, 01:41

"I Promise" was a frequent fixture during OK Computer-era live performances, but has never seen a proper studio release.

Yes, indeed, it's been just about 20 years since the iconic British alt-rock band Radiohead released their watershed album "OK Computer".

"I won't run away no more, I promise", Thom Yorke plaintively sings over the song's strutty, acoustic opening. "Even when I get bored, I promise/ Even when you lock me out, I promise". Directed by Michal Marczak, the video shows us a group of gloomy looking people riding a late night bus but, in the end, it turns out not everything is as it seems. But I was using the terminology of technology to express it. In total, OKNOTOK will feature the remastered album as well as eight B-sides, and the three aforementioned tracks.

With memories and backward-looking thinkpieces bubbling up all around, the band itself is indulging in a bit of nostalgia via a commemorative reissue of the seminal album called, charmingly, "OKNOTOK". Bootlegged copies of it, and the other two tracks, "Lift" and "Man Of War", have floated around online for years.

OKNOTOK will be available digitally, on CD and on vinyl on June 23.