Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has shared a “Very 2021” remix of the band’s hit track, “Creep.”
Back in March, Yorke’s remix soundtracked Jun Takahashi’s Undercover Fall 2021 fashion show. That version was a shortened edition called “Creep Very.” Now, Yorke has dropped the full 9-minute-long track, “Creep (Very 2021 Rmx),” in all its glory.
The dark new version of the tune is slowed down so much that it almost sounds as though a record is being dragged. Clocking in at over twice as long as the original cut, this elongated remix is definitely a lengthy feat. Surprisingly, the track’s credits read “Thom Yorke feat. Radiohead” so it looks like Yorke has truly made the track his own.
Listen to the “Very 2021” remix of “Creep” below.
The remix comes accompanied by a slow-moving animated video of a hand drawn room. The clip sees the room packed with creepy toys as the shots pan up and down.
Takahashi’s Undercover Fall 2021 collection
Takahashi’s collection itself was called “Creep Very.” It was unveiled at Rakuten Fashion Week Tokyo. Yorke’s haunting rework of the Radiohead hit soundtracked the collection’s womenswear portion.
“The theme is of a person who is frail and weak but has a truly pure heart,” Takahashi explains of the line to Vogue. “I was expressing the worries and anxieties that individuals carry every day and the hope of what lies ahead.”
“Creep” was originally released on the band’s debut 1993 album, Pablo Honey. Radiohead have made it clear that they’re not exactly fans of the album anymore, and play it as it’s “expected” by fans. On Pablo Honey, Radiohead burst onto the scene with an almost Britpop sound. As the band progressed throughout the career, they morphed their sound into a sort of interstellar post-grunge.
Lead photo courtesy of Alex Lake.