Thom Yorke's writer's block
- Bang Showbiz
- 15 September 2018
Thom Yorke suffered writer's block after 'OK Computer' as he struggled to cope with fame
Thom Yorke suffered writer's block after 'OK Computer'.
Radiohead released their critically acclaimed third album in 1997 but Thom admitted that he struggled to write music for some time afterwards.
He told Billboard: "I've had [writer's block], and that was after 'OK Computer'. Even then, I suffered from the sort of public side of it like the endless interviews, and the scrutiny, and it paralyzed me for a long time. But then what I did instead is I just started drawing and writing, so I didn't really stop, I just stopped the music.
"It was the scrutiny. And the way people talked to me during that period I just found a bit too much. I hadn't found my place with it yet, hadn't found a peace with what had happened at that point. That took quite a while to sort of come to terms with it, where you say to yourself, OK, this is what I've been given, this is who I am, you know, it took a while."
And he admitted that writing is a form of therapy for him.
He said: "That's how I move across life, move through period of life, is finding reasons, or even if it's just musically, finding a sound, or once I find it I'm moving on. I'm still alive. The process is still going on. I struggle when I can't work. That's when things go weird."
Thom, 49, also revealed that although he has turned his talents to film composing for Luca Guadagnino's remake of Dario Argento's 'Suspiria', touring will always be a part of his life.
Asked if he will always tour, Thom said: "I would imagine so, yeah. Until such time as I can't stand up."
When questioned "With Radiohead?", he answered: "Yeah. With whatever, yeah."