Someone Turned Radiohead's "True Love Waits" into Shoegaze and It Sounds Amazing

The version from 'A Moon Shaped Pool' gets drenched in fuzz and reverb

BY Alex HudsonPublished Dec 21, 2021

Radiohead's "True Love Waits" has taken a few forms over the years, from the acoustic serenade Thom Yorke used to play live to the piano ballad from 2016's A Moon Shaped Pool to the electronic outtake that appeared on this year's KID A MNESIA. Now, it's gotten a new makeover thanks to a new shoegaze remix — and it sounds incredible.

The song was uploaded to YouTube by someone called "The Genre Guy." The concept of the channel seems to be mashing up different music genres, although this shoegaze version of "True Love Waits" is his first video.

The song takes Thom Yorke's vocals from A Moon Shaped Pool and drenches them in reverb and echo. It starts off with fuzzy guitars recreating the sparse piano arpeggios of the studio version before a drumbeat enters and sweeps the whole thing away in a sea of hazy distortion and dreamy atmospherics.

Check out this very cool twist on "True Love Waits" below.

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