ParlophoneRadiohead has shared a mysterious video seemingly related to the upcoming 20th anniversary of their 1997 opus, OK Computer.
The video, which Radiohead posted to their Instagram and Twitter, shows a computer program running while the voice of a young girl recites lines from the OK Computer track, “Climbing Up the Walls.” The final video image also appears to be a screen shot of redacted old-school BASIC computer language, with only the command REM — for “remark” — un-redacted at the start of the hidden message.
Interestingly, the clip was posted on the one-year anniversary of Radiohead deleting their social media and Internet presence, which served as a prelude to announcement of the band’s new album, A Moon Shaped Pool.
Last week, fans spotted posters in cities including London, New York, Los Angeles, Amsterdam and Berlin featuring lyrics from the OK Computer song “Fitter Happier.” The date range “1997-2017” is printed at the bottom of each poster, hinting that whatever Radiohead is teasing has to do with OK Computer‘s 20th anniversary.
OK Computer was first released in Japan on May 21, 1997. It debuted in their native U.K. the next month, but didn’t arrive in the U.S. until July 1997.
In 2015, OK Computer was added to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry.
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