Jonny Greenwood Opens Up about New Radiohead Material, Soundtrack Work
Published Mar 04, 2011With all the furore surrounding Radiohead's sudden release of The King of Limbs, it's been easy to overlook multi-instrumentalist Jonny Greenwood's many new projects. Next Tuesday (March 8), his soundtrack to Japanese film Norwegian Wood will get a North American release, and we recently learned that he's also working on the score for Lynne Ramsay's upcoming movie, We Need to Talk About Kevin. In a new interview with BBC 6 Music, the prolific Greenwood shed some light on his recent soundtrack endeavours, as well as Radiohead's future plans.
"It's an amazing film she has made, serious subject matter, but a good chance to play with new instruments," he said of his work on Kevin. "We used this harpist called Jean Kelly, who plays harp strung with metal strings, so it sounds like nothing you have heard – wonderful."
As for his work on Norwegian Wood, he explained, "There's lots of stuff in the book about music lessons and learning to play Bach on guitar. This isn't in the film, but it helped me write lots of the guitar music."
Finally, Greenwood spoke about what most music fans are dying to hear: what Radiohead are up to next. He revealed, "We are recording with Radiohead and rehearsing, playing and making music and working out what to do. We have stopped planning ahead very far, just making music and wondering where to go next and what to do."
Okay, so this isn't exactly promising for those people hoping for a second part to The King of Limbs, but it sounds as if Radiohead won't be wasting any time before working on new music.