Philip Selway – Coming Up For Air

From his second solo album 'Weatherhouse'...

The drummer in Radiohead, Philip Selway's soft, patient, unassuming manner makes him an unlikely solo star.

Yet debut album 'Familial' was a delight. Sparking a handful of warm, inviting live shows, Selway proved that sometimes the slow, patient route is the most effective.

Returning to the studio, the songwriter began sketching out a follow up last year. Due to be released via Bella Union, new album 'Weatherhouse' is the result.

Out in October, new cut 'Coming Up For Air' has arrived online. There's a slight claustrophobia in the sound, a lingering intensity which is matched to Selway's urgent, pained vocal.

Shot by Spanish collective NYSU it matches classic 60s style shots to dream sequences to craft something David Lynch would be proud of.

"Good videos can make you rethink the song that you've written" explains Philip Selway. "They also shine a light on what makes the track tick. NYSU have made a visually rich and intriguing piece for 'Coming Up For Air' which stands up in its own right, yet feels in tune with the track."

Check it out now.

'Weatherhouse' is due to be released on October 6th.

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