By Shannon Carlin
Radiohead just surprised fans with their latest project. No, it’s not a new album. It’s instead an app that takes its inspiration from their last record, 2011’s King of Limbs.
The app, PolyFauna, is a collaboration between the band and Universal Everything—a UK-based digital art studio—that allows fans to use the imagery and the sounds from the song “Bloom” to enter an “evolving world.”
“It comes from an interest in early computer life-experiments and the imagined creatures of our subconscious,” Thom Yorke explained of the project, which was born from the King of Limb sessions, via the band’s website.
Yorke also lays out the simple, but vague directions for how to use the app: move around to look around, you can follow the red dot and you can wear headphones.
Enjoy this app as much as you can, since according to Colin Greenwood it’s going to be awhile before fans get a new album. When asked about upcoming album plans, Greenwoood told Drowned in Sound, “I don’t really know. It’s all up in the air at the minute. Thom’s just come back from touring Atoms For Peace and he’s having some quiet time. I’m sorry to be vague but we’re all just taking it easy at the moment. Just enjoying being at home and hanging out really.”