Paul Thomas Anderson Has Directed Another Video For Radiohead

Radiohead has shared a new music video of a moon pool as “The Numbers“. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, and filmed in Tarzana, California.

The video represents Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood playing the song with a drum machine Roland CR-78. The video ends with Greenwood off the CR-78, and Thom mysteriously says “probably”.

The latest video from Radiohead is a field recording of Jonny Greenwood and Thom Yorke performing “The Numbers,” from the band’s latest album A Moon Shaped Pool. It’s remarkable what they can do with two guitars and a drum machine; the duo basically strip away the song’s original studio effects, percussion and piano.

Filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson, who’s worked with Greenwood on a number of film scores, directed the video. It’s a relatively simple shoot, with Greenwood and Yorke performing against the Tarzana, Calif., landscape. Producer, engineer and longtime collaborator Nigel Godrich mixed the performance.

Paul Thomas Anderson has directed two other music videos for the band: “Daydreaming” and “Present Tense.”  The latter featured a similar premise of Jonny and Thom performing the song with a CR-78. Select fans won a 35-mm print of Anderson’s video of “Daydreaming” as part of contest held during Radiohead’s worldwide streaming event for AMSP.

Previously the band has shared a music video for “Burn the Witch” and artist-created video vignettes  for “Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor Rich Man Poor Man Beggar Man Thief,” “The Numbers,” “Identikit,” “Glass Eyes,” “Daydreaming,” “Ful Stop,” and “Desert Island Disk.”

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