Nigel Godrich opens up about losing his father during recording of new record
Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich has said “a large part of his soul” belongs in the band’s new album ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ after his father passed away during the recording process.
Godrich, often referred to as the sixth member of Radiohead, marked the release of the band’s ninth album last night by sharing his thoughts on the record via Twitter.
“Making this album was a very intense experience for me,” he wrote. “I lost my dad in the process…Hence a large piece of my soul lives here in a good way. I eternally thank my brothers in Radiohead for all the love that went into it.. and for their support. happy listening all!”
The producer also shared two pictures from the studio.
The band’s ninth album, and first since 2011, was made available online on Sunday (May 8) and will be released physically on June 17. It is currently streaming via Spotify’s rivals, Apple Music and Tidal.
Responding to the absence of the album from its service, a representative for Spotify told Billboard: “Radiohead’s new singles ‘Burn the Witch’ and ‘Daydreaming’ are already available on Spotify, and we look forward to making the rest of A Moon Shaped Pool available on Spotify as soon as we can.”
The band’s frontman Thom Yorke made headlines in 2013 by calling Spotify “the last desperate fart of a dying corpse”. That year saw Yorke and Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich remove their music from Spotify.