As Tweets and Facebook posts were deleted, even the band’s website starting gradually increasing in opacity until it was blank. Fans even got some interesting, if not ominous, mail.
Umm, I just got this in the post from Radiohead. Is the new album called Burn The Witch? pic.twitter.com/zv5QKnDeGh
— Niall Doherty (@NiallMDoherty) April 30, 2016
Needless to say, excitement was at a peak as the newest video launched, and “Burn the Witch” lived up to the hype. The video features some strange imagery that seems to be based on old British animated kids’ television. Specifically, the program Trumpton seemed to be referenced.
In attempting to decipher the messages behind the new video, sources reached out to Gordon Murray, creator of Trumpton. His son-in-law William Mollett said he wasn’t aware of any new Radiohead video, so at the very least, they weren’t in on the surprise even if they inspired it.Read more to see the “Burn the Witch video: