The Smile is the side project of legendary Radiohead members Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood with Sons of Kemet drummer Tom Skinner. The idea for The Smile arose during the COVID-19 lockdown.
The idea for their name came from a Ted Hughes poem and Yorke states it's not a nice friendly smile they're referencing but a menacing one that lies spew through.
Their first single under the side moniker was "You Will Never Work In Television Again" with angsty rock vibes whereas "The Smoke" has creative bass notes and funky drums with Yorke's soft voice singing along.
The Smile is a pleasant surprise for all Radiohead fans out there.
Listen to "The Smoke" now and follow The Smile on IG for updates.