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Thom Yorke has been hard at work on a new music project. It’s not what most Radiohead fans have been waiting for, but it’s pretty cool nonetheless.
Yorke scored Suspira, a remake of the 1977 Italian horror classic. The trailer that dropped features a first listen.
It’s kind of remarkable that this is the first time Yorke has been tapped to score a movie considering most of his music pretty cinematic. Part of what may have taken so long is that Thom was simply scared to do one.
In an interview last year with BBC Music 6, Yorke called the experience “absolutely terrifying,” also revealing that he can’t actually read music, which made the task even more daunting. “Normally a horror movie involves orchestras, these specific things. But Luca (Guadagnino), the director, and Walter (Fasano), the editor, are very much, like, ‘find your own path with it.’ I just have to find a way into it.”
The movie itself looks pretty good, seemingly centering around a mysterious ballet school with a sinister side, with plenty of occult imagery and witchcraft to boot, and a stellar cast including Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton (who I didn’t realize until now could easily pass for Yorkes’ sister), and Chloë Grace Moretz.
Suspiria comes out November 2.
Watch the trailer below.