Following months of teasing, Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien has finally revealed the details of his upcoming solo debut. The record is called Earth and it comes out April 17th on Capitol under the moniker EOB. He’s shared new song “Shangri-La” to celebrate the announcement, too.
Earth is nine tracks long and boasts contributions from Radiohead bassist Colin Greenwood, Laura Marling, Portishead’s Adrian Utley, Wilco’s Glenn Kotche, David Okumu of The Invisible, and more.
“Here’s the album.. thank you for waiting .. it’s called Earth and it’s coming out on April 17 in time for Summer,” O’Brien wrote in a statement. “Thank you to all the incredible musicians who helped me and the people who put it together in the studio.. it was a proper journey getting here.. Recorded in Wales and London.. Phew we made it!!”
“Shangri-La” is an upbeat song that leans on a rhythmic percussive section and looped vocals. It sounds like a happy stroll through a new neighborhood — if your neighbors happened to have the same soothing, harmonious voice as O’Brien, that is. Stream it below.
Pre-orders for Earth are currently available. Below, find the album’s artwork, tracklist, and a behind-the-scenes video.
03. Deep Days
04. Long Time Coming
07. Sail On
09. Cloak of the Night