The Smile: Tiny Desk Concert

The Smile bitten zu NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert und präsentieren drei Songs ihres fantastischen Debuts aus dem letzten Jahr.


Gemeinsam mit Saxophonist Robert Stillman gelingt es ihnen diesen durchaus herausfordernden Spielort zu verzaubern. Natürlich nehmen sie das Set nicht mit Tracks wie ‚You will never work in television again oder ‚Tin Thing‘ auseinander, sondern konzentrieren sich auf ruhigere Songs der Platte. Einzig über ‚Speech Bubbles‘ hätte ich mich noch gefreut.

For keen eyes, you’ll see Thom Yorke being handed a guitar for the second tune but all of a sudden he’s playing bass while Jonny Greenwood’s bass is suddenly a guitar. They had recorded another tune before „The Smoke,“ but it didn’t make the final cut; they weren’t happy with their performance. The set ends with my favorite song, „Skrting On the Surface,“ and we hear the vocals, guitar, bass and drums weaving so perfectly with lyrics that remind us how fragile our lives are and for me how these magical moments can be transcendent.

„The Smoke“
„Skrting On the Surface“

The Smile: Tiny Desk Concert


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