Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien has dropped his first solo album Earth under the name EOB.
The nine-track album is a well-blended medleys inspired by both his time in Brazil and his experiences on Britain’s countryside. Pulling from alternative rock and psychedelic influences, O’Brien delivers an engaging and immersive listening experience.
In an interview with Billboard, O’Brien detailed the challenges he faced writing solo and why he chose to go to Brazil to write.
“I wanted to make a really warm, open-hearted, direct record. Having been involved in making music for quite a long time now, there are a series of reflexes, if you will, and one of those reflexes was, ‘I wonder what the others would think?’ I had to let go of that completely. That wasn’t so easy, but I had to let go because these songs are very, very different from Radiohead,” said O’Brien.
Stream Earth below.