The SMILE – ” Thin Thing “

Posted: May 10, 2022 in MUSIC

This Friday (May 13th), The Smile are digitally releasing their debut album “A Light for Attracting Attention”. Ahead of the release, the trio has shared the music video for the new song “Thin Thing.” The stop-motion animated visual was directed by Cristóbal León and Joaquín Cociña.

According to a press release, León and Cociña spent six months on the “Thin Thing” video. They said in a statement: Hearing the song for the first time, we imagined a frenetic fluid that carries machines, pieces of human bodies and carnivorous plants. When presenting the idea to the band, Thom [Yorke] told us about a dream that made him write the song. We believe the video is the conjunction of these two things

Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, and Tom Skinner comprise line up of the Smile. In addition to “Thin Thing,” the trio’s debut album includes the singles “You Will Never Work in Television Again,” “The Smoke,” “Skrting on the Surface,” “Pana-vision,” and “Free in the Knowledge.”

And finally! A release date for our new album “A Light For Attracting Attention”, a new song, the artwork that Thom and Stanley have been painting all winter – and a sense that we will get to share, at last, our new music in full. I feel grateful that we managed, with Nigel’s help, to record these songs in a way they deserve. And the singles released so far have been liked – as far as I can tell – which makes me feel dangerously confident in the rest of the record.

So yes, we’re properly proud and excited for everyone to have the whole thing – but, it’s been a drawn-out process so far, with so many single songs released. I can only apologise for our tentativeness. But, come May 13th, all digital copies will be with you and physical copies will be available from June 17th.

“A Light For Attracting Attention”, out on XL Recordings

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