Radiohead have never officially called it a career, but that also doesn’t mean that Radiohead are still looking forward to selling out arenas again.
Radiohead guitarist Ed O’ Brien recently stated how there’s “no Radiohead at the moment” – and whether there would be one in the future is up to a coin toss.
O’Brien gave the sad update during a recent interview with The Line-Up Podcast, where he commented (via NME).
He stated: “It might happen, but the other thing is… it might not. And does that matter?”
Ever since 2016’s “A Moon Shaped Pool”, Radiohead haven’t pushed anything new. They did have a tour set in mind, but that was also taken care of in a dreary manner due to the pandemic.
Now, O’Brien predicts how his bandmates will have to find genuine motivation for working with each other before we see Radiohead back at it again:
To make matters more bleak, O’Brien stated that the band members should be cherished to go their separate ways as he said: “There’s a truth to what we do. So we’re not going to be one of those bands that gets together for the big payday.
The thing with Radiohead, we could do something in a couple of years. We might not. But I think what it has to be, it has to be five people going, ‘I really want to do this again with you.’ And I think at the moment, because we’ve done it for so long, we’re all reaching out and having different experiences. And that should be allowed, and that should be encouraged.”
O’Brien notes how there’s still mutual love and respect between members of Radiohead, adding that he thinks the band will most probably get back together eventually.
He closes: “We’re brothers. We probably will play together. It could be that it doesn’t happen. I’m sure it will do. I’m almost certain that it will do. But you’ve got to also be able to be fine with it not happening again.”
And while Radiohead itself has been spending time on ice, its members have certainly been active. O’Brien released his solo debut “Earth” in 2020 and is looking to put out a follow-up later this year.”