During an interview with Dazed & Confused, Thom York of Radiohead made a very clear statement about where he stood concerning the British Prime Minister’s political views. The singer is well-known for supporting environmental causes, and criticizing politicians. However, in David Cameron’s case, if the British Prime Minister were to use Radiohead’s music in a political ad, Thom Yorke would be forced to take legal action, and “sue the living sh-t out of him.” This statement was part of an overarching theme of the interview. Yorke does not like it when political conservatives, and people whose views he disagrees with listen to his music.
Radiohead fans who listen to his lyrics and know the causes he supports would not be surprised by this sentiment. What is more notable is the number of famous fans in the conservative camp Yorke has taken on. He cited David Cameron and Jenna Bush as two fans he particularly dislikes. Yet, despite the powerful message his music delivers, the singer expressed feelings of powerlessness to influence his famous fans with his music. York is currently working on music with Atoms for Peace, a band full of famous names including Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea. Their second single is available, and their first album, Amok, will come to stores on February 25th.