April 20, 2022
“I can only apologise for our tentativeness. Patience is a virtue…”
Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, and Tom Skinner’s band The Smile is releasing its debut album, called A Light for Attracting Attention, this May.
The news is accompanied by a short note from Greenwood, an extract of which reads as follows:
“I can only apologise for our tentativeness. Patience is a virtue, but then, so are sobriety and humility – and they’re not happening either.”
“But really, the record still feels worth your time – both the time spent waiting, and the time we’re asking you to invest in hearing it – which is all I can hope for.”
A Light for Attracting Attention features all of the band’s previously shared singles.
Pre-order A Light for Attracting Attention here in advance of its 13th May release; check out the artwork and tracklist below.
1. The Same
2. The Opposite
3. You Will Never Work In Television Again
5. The Smoke
6. Speech Bubbles
7. Thin Thing
8. Open the Floodgates
9. Free in the Knowledge
10. A Hairdryer
11. Waving a White Flag
12. We Don’t Know What Tomorrow Brings
13. Skrting on the Surface
Photo by: Alex Lake