Lotus Flower, the lead (and probably only) Single from Radiohead’s 8th Studio Album The King of Limbs is a steady, atmospheric tune. With a Black and White music video to accompany it, Lotus Flower is an instant classic that won’t be forgotten soon
Radiohead is known for their experimentation and each album they release tends to be genre shifting in ways that other Alternative rock acts can’t even fathom. Their 8th studio album, The King of Limbs is no different. Lotus Flower is easily the most mainstream and commercially palatable song on The King of Limbs, but that doesn’t make it any less of a good song. Lotus Flower is a tightly crafted song that immediately comes off as warm yet distant. Its easily accessible but its sounds different – at least to the average listeners who happen to come across this song playing on MTV Hits. Making use of a steady looping drum beat and lead singer Thom Yorkes falsetto vocals Lotus Flower creates this atmospheric yet intimate track. Its enchanting.
The music video for Lotus flower is also worth mentioning. The video is shot in black and white and features Thom Yorke doing the craziest dances you will ever see a sober grown man do. This might just be one of radiohead’s most iconic videos yet.
Listen to Lotus Flower HERE