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Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood Describes Band's Writing Method: Radiohead News


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On Monday Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood Describes Band's Writing Method was a top story. Here is the recap: (Prog) Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood says the band think of themselves as "arrangers" when writing music. Describing the songwriting process for their ninth studio album A Moon Shaped Pool, the guitarist says the band focused on developing a song idea which singer Thom Yorke would play on piano - though it was often difficult to top his version.

He tells NPR: "We think of ourselves as arrangers of these songs. Thom will write half a song and we'll develop it, then the big pressure is, 'How do you put this song across and not ruin it?'

"Part of the problem is, Thom will sit at the piano and play a song like Pyramid Song and we're going to record it and how do we not make it worse, how do we make it better than him just playing it by himself, which is already usually quite great.

"But there's no individual interest in what we play on the record, it's about servicing the song. It's not really about, 'Can I do my guitar part now? We're arrangers, really.'" Read more - here.

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