Radiohead‘s guitarrist, Ed O’ Brien, confirmed in an interview with Esquire that he’s working on a new solo album inspired by Brazil Carnival.
“I’ve started working on my own solo project, I go back into the studio next week. We’ve only done three or four weeks and I’m very excited about it.”
The project is being produced by Flood and Catherine Marks on the record and recording with David Bowie collaborator Omar Hakim, Michael Jackson songwriter Nathan East and The Invisible’s Dave Okumu.
Of the music, O’Brien says the music “started when [he was] living in Brazil” […] “going to Carnival in Rio was very inspiring. Rhythm and groove were a big part of it.”
The album album will debut some time between late 2018 and early 2019.
O’Brien also mentioned Radiohead will be playing some live dates next year.