Radiohead release studio version and video for "Follow Me Around" from 'Kid A Mnesia'

Publish Date
Wednesday, 3 November 2021, 8:16AM

Radiohead have released their previously unreleased song "Follow Me Around" and its accompanying video, directed by Us (The Rolling Stones, Harry Styles, Hozier) and featuring Guy Pearce (‘Memento’, ‘L.A. Confidential’, ‘Mare of Easttown’).

"Follow Me Around" dates back to the 1997 'O.K. COMPUTER' era, where it was often performed at soundchecks on the tour, quickly becoming a fan favourite. The band have occasionally posted different pieces of the song’s lyrics on their website, linking it to other songs, including "Kid A" and "Where I End and You Begin". Some of the lyrics to "Follow Me Around" also appear in the hidden booklet to 'KID A'. The first (and only) somewhat official recording of the song appears in the 1998 documentary Meeting People is Easy, where the band performed it at a soundcheck in Fukuoka, Japan. "Follow Me Around" made its first proper live debut at a Toronto concert in October 2000, when Thom performed the song acoustically, after fans campaigned for it to be played live on the Radiohead fan site followmearound.com.

"Follow Me Around" is taken from 'KID A MNESIA', which collects Radiohead’s fourth and fifth albums, alongside the debut of a newly compiled third disc, titled 'KID AMNESIAE'. Exclusive to this release, 'KID AMNESIAE' is made up of unearthed material from the 'KID A / AMNESIAC' sessions.