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Radiohead, Sons Of Kemet offshoot The Smile share black-and-white video for new single ‘Skrting On The Surface’

The Smile, made up of Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood and Sons Of Kemet’s Tom Skinner, are back with a video for their new single, “Skrting On The Surface.”

Early versions of the new track date back at least a decade. In fact, Radiohead fans first heard the track in 2009 when Yorke performed it on tour with Atoms for Peace. The band later on played it a few times on tour in 2012. On “Skrting on the Surface,” Yorke’s quintessential vocals take the lead. Throughout the track, he delivers lines like, “When we realize we’re only held in suspension/ Til someone comes along and shakes us/ And the pattern lines across our fingers like a web/ Will we die upon the surface?”

Shot on 16mm black-and-white film by writer and director Mark Jenkin, the video takes place at the disused Rosevale Tin Mine in Cornwall. In the clip, Yorke wears a construction hat as he makes his way through the mine.

Watch the video for “Skrting on the Surface” below.

Yorke teamed up with fellow Radiohead member Jonny Greenwood to form their post-punk outfit The Smile back in May.

“Skrting on the Surface” follows previously released singles “The Smoke,” “Free in the Knowledge” and “You Will Never Work In Television Again.”

The most recent release, “The Smoke,” is a bass-driven tune that comes accompanied by some killer drum lines and dreamy brass. Yorke’s vocals take the lead as he sings lines like, “Let go of our troubles/ and do our caress.” The track also comes accompanied by a visualizer on 16 mm film by Jenkin.

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