Josh Cohen: Radiohead for Solo Piano

While Radiohead fiercely protect their reputation, it doesn’t surprise us that the band gave Melbourne-based pianist Josh Cohen the thumbs up to perform his Radiohead songbook around the world. After all, Radiohead are constantly evolving, and Cohen’s interpretations of their back catalogue takes it to new frontiers. In his own right, Cohen has accumulated nearly five million views on YouTube. He uses his training in classical and jazz to journey these familiar songs into foreign terrain.

Cohen pulls the rug out at the eight-minute mark with a lengthy musical off-road. He then brings the song back for a thrilling and heartfelt close pure Radiohead: subtly orchestral; beautiful but unsettled. – BROADSHEET