- 22 Dec 20
“Right now, I just feel this: I hope you are all safe and well and not too scared, or too bored," Jonny wrote.
Radiohead's lead guitarist and keyboardist Jonny Greenwood has written a Christmas letter to the alternative rock band's fan community, as well as setting up a website for Radiohead-themed festive cards.
“Usually this letter is a happy gambol through a year of touring,” Greenwood wrote on Reddit.
“Or recording. Or something musical. But there’s nothing to talk about this year, except absences. It’s been a year of music (and friendships) exclusively down wires – and I hope we don’t get too used to that.
“I also hope that somehow we can be part of making music for you soon, and that the pleasure of making music, and hearing music, whether in a gig, concert hall, church, or at home with friends – is not forgotten in this desolate year,” he added.
Radiohead’s new series of customisable digital greeting cards have been shared through their online “public library”.
Fans can personalise their own card to send to their loved ones, with drop-down menus allowing the card to be altered to suit the fan's wishes.
“Outside text” options include “FA LA LA”, “LA-LA” and more, while interior text options include “EVERYTHING IS ROSY”, “IN LIEU OF EMPTINESS”, “SUNLIT UPLANDS STILL AWAIT” among more selections.
Earlier on in the Covid-19 pandemic, the band launched ‘At Home With Radiohead’, broadcasting infamous past gigs via YouTube back in April; promising to share them on a weekly basis “until either the restrictions resulting from the current situation are eased, or we run out of shows”.
The infamous bowler hat from Radiohead's 'Lotus Flower' music video (plus endless Thom Yorke memes) also went on sale in November raise money for testicular cancer research.
Read Jonny's full letter to the fans this Christmas below: