With all that Philip Selway is up to, you can always be happy when he takes time for a new solo album. Because all of them have been more than successful so far.
It started with the sadly beautiful, almost folky "Familial" from 2010, which had many rubbing their eyes and ears. With songs like "A Simple Life" you might have asked yourself: Is this wonderful singer really the guy who delivers those tricky drum rhythms at Radiohead? He is.
In 2014, "Weatherhouse" followed, where Selway colored the sound a little darker and even allowed for New Wave vibes on "Ghosts" and "Waiting For A Sign."
In 2017, the film soundtrack to "Let Me Go" was released from his pen, which has so much to offer from sad, instrumental string pieces to melancholic folk songs.
In the meantime, he also fulfilled his duties as a Radiohead-Member, played in the all-star band in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" for Harry and his classmates, wrote a piece for BBC3, provided the scores for the indie films "Camilla" and "Sea Longing" and in 2014 was asked by the Rambert Dance Company to write the music for the first reinterpretation of a choreography by Merce Cunningham.
Philip Selway's new solo album "Strange Dance" was released on February 24, showing him once again as a highly musical melancholic.
For example on "Check For Signs Of Life", where he sings almost whispering about life and death to magnificent strings. Or in the title track "Strange Dance", whose dark drum rhythm reminds us a bit of "Red Right Hand" by Nick Cave.