Radiohead‘s Ed O’Brien has announced his new solo album ‘Earth’ and released its first official single, ‘Shangri-La’ — you can hear the new track below.
While O’Brien’s band confirmed this week that they’d be taking a year away from music, the guitarist has now announced full details of his debut solo project.
Going by the moniker EOB, O’Brien announced this morning (February 6) that he will release ‘Earth’ on April 17. The LP includes the previously released track ‘Brasil’, and was produced by Flood (with the exception of ‘Olympik’, which was co-produced by Flood and Catherine Marks).
— Ed O'Brien (@EOBOfficial) February 6, 2020
You can see the tracklist for EOB’s ‘Earth’ below.
3. Deep Days
4. Long Time Coming
7. Sail On
9. Cloak of the Night
Among the musicians to contribute to ‘Earth’ are O’Brien’s Radiohead bandmate Colin Greenwood, Portishead guitarist Adrian Utley, Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche, Omar Hakim, Nathan East, Laura Marling, David Okumu of The Invisible, Adam ‘Cecil‘ Bartlett, Richie Kennedy, Marcelo S. Silva, Flood and Catherine Marks.
Writing on Twitter about the making of ‘Earth’, the musician thanked “all the incredible musicians who helped me and the people who put it together in the studio… it was a proper journey getting here.” He also confirmed that the LP had been recorded in Wales and London.
O’Brien has today released the EOB track ‘Shangri-La’, which you can hear below.
O’Brien previously explained that the album was inspired by attending Carnival while he was living in Brazil.
He also told NME back in April 2019 that the album was influenced by the natural world. “It’s massive. It’s been part of where I’ve done all of my writing, where it started,” O’Brien said. “Being in the countryside, being inspired. Some of the recording happened in the countryside too.
“I know that one of the reasons it came about was going back to the country and having that clarity.”