Radiohead’s latest album, ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’, will be made available to stream on Spotify later this month.
Fans have been able to purchase a digital copy of the band’s ninth LP since May 8th via Radiohead’s official website, and stream it on paid services including Apple Music and Tidal.
On June 17th, the album will finally arrive on Spotify to coincide with its physical release.
Thom Yorke has made no secret of his dislike for the Swedish streaming music company. In 2013, he described Spotify as “the last desperate fart of a dying corpse”. That year saw Yorke and Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich remove their music from the service.
Yorke has also called on musicians to boycott Spotify in the past. “I feel like as musicians we need to fight the Spotify thing,” he told Mexican website Sopitas.
“I feel that in some ways what’s happening in the mainstream is the last gasp of the old industry. Once that does finally die, which it will, something else will happen. But it’s all about how we change the way we listen to music, it’s all about what happens next in terms of technology, in terms of how people talk to each other about music, and a lot of it could be really fucking bad.
He added: “I don’t subscribe to the whole thing that a lot of people do within the music industry that’s ‘well this is all we’ve got left. we’ll just have to do this.’ I just don’t agree.”
‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ is one of many albums that have had a staggered release on Spotify. Both Drake’s ‘Views’ and Chance the Rapper’s ‘Coloring Book’ enjoyed a window of exclusivity on Apple Music before being added to Spotify’s catalogue last month.