Philip Selway, undisputed greatest drummer, member of Radiohead, and guy named Philip, announces film soundtrack, shares title track

Philip Selway, undisputed greatest drummer, member of Radiohead, and guy named Philip, announces film soundtrack, shares title track
Voted "Best Philip In Radiohead" 32 years running!

On the whole, I think we can all agree that Philip Selway is underappreciated. And I don’t just mean as a great drummer…or as a member of Radiohead. I mean: even as a famous Philip! Granted, when you’re competing with Philips the likes of Collins, K. Dick, Punxsutawney, and Head Screwdriver, standing out can be a challenge. But surely, Philip Selway at least deserves to have his name on the Wikipedia page for “Philip,” sub-heading “Other Notable Philips,” no?

Well, let’s give Mr. Selway his due and see what he’s up to these days…Oh, here’s something: On September 15, Bella Union will be digitally releasing Philip Selway’s score for the upcoming Polly Steele-directed film, Let Me Go, with a physical release to come on October 27. Neat! Maybe this’ll finally put good ol’ Philip on the map.

For the score, Selway wanted to create something that reflected the film’s emotional complexity. So, while the score is grounded in piano and strings, it also makes use of things like musical saw and bowed vibraphone to give things a little more of a haunted, uneasy feeling.

Treat Philip Selway like one of the other notable Philips he is, and listen to “Let Me Go” below. Once again, the OST is out digitally on September 15, physically on October 27, and it can be pre-ordered here. Now can someone please go add Philip Selway’s name to the “Philip” Wikipedia page and make that whole first paragraph outdated? I would do it myself, but I’m a little busy at the moment…


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