Radiohead have shared one of the more anticipated tracks featured on their new archival collection, KID A MNESIA. “Follow Me Around” is an OK Computer-era song that that has popped up in various forms since its initial composition in 1997, but today marks the first time a proper studio version has been released.
“Follow Me Around” first appeared in Grant Gee’s 1998 documentary, Meeting People Is Easy, which chronicled Radiohead’s world tour behind OK Computer. The band has since played the song in concert on at least 15 occasions. Thom Yorke also performed it a few times on his own solo tours and with his offshoot band Atoms For Peace. However, today is the first time the official studio version is being shared with the general public.
To accompany the unvaulting of “Follow Me Around,” Radiohead have also premiered a video for the song starring actor Guy Pearce. Watch it below.
Set for release on November 5th, KID A MNESIA is a new three-volume collection celebrating Radiohead’s landmark 2000 album Kid A and its equally impactful follow-up, 2001’s Amnesiac. Most excitingly, KID A MNESIA contains a third disc titled Kid Amnesiae, featuring unearthed material culled from the Kid A / Amnesiac sessions. The band previously previewed the collection by sharing “If You Say the Word.”
Radiohead also recently made their full catalog — including several companion releases — available to stream and/or purchase on Bandcamp.