NEWS: The Smile reveal haunting fourth single 'Pana-vision'

NEWS: The Smile reveal haunting fourth single ‘Pana-vision’

The Smile have unveiled their fourth single in as many months, with the haunting piano-led ‘Pana-vision’. The track is released through XL Recordings. The single is accompanied by a video with an animation by Sabrina Nichols of artwork by the artist Stanley Donwood. (See Below)

Comprising of Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood with Sons of Kemet drummer Tom Skinner, the band have continued to release a variety of new material outside of their more familiar comfort zones. The release of ‘Pana-vision’ follows last month’s ‘Skrting on the Surface’, which also came with a video shot in 16mm black and white film, by the BAFTA award winning writer/director Mark Jenkin. Previously, they released ‘The Smoke’  as well as first single ‘You Will Never Work In Television Again’.

While ‘Pana-vision’ was likely identifiable to sonically savvy Peaky Blinders viewers as the latest from The Smile – appearing late in the final show – the same episode premiered a sublime, Satie-like instrumental piece that the keenest of ears might recognise as the solo work of Thom Yorke. As brooding as the climax to Tommy Shelby’s latest revenge mission, ‘That’s How Horses Are’ is now available as the second half of a single featuring the recently released ‘5:17’.


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