Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood Calls Chrissie Hynde One Of The Greatest Singers In Music

Deniz Kivilcim

The guitarist of Radiohead, Jonny Greenwood, recently revealed his thoughts about The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde in an interview with Louder Sound.

Greenwood participated in The Pretenders’ new single ‘I Think About You Daily’, which came out on June 15. The two came together for the interview, where both shared the same thoughts for each other. The Radiohead guitarist said:

“It was a genuine honour to score strings for Chrissie. The arrangement wrote itself because of that voice. She’s one of the greatest singers in popular music, and her continuing passion for creation was an inspiring experience from first the email to the last note of the recording.”

Being a fan of Greenwood and his music, Hynde also revealed her and the band’s admiration, and how the two first met. She told:

“I met Jonny a couple of times, and we’re obviously big fans of him because he’s done some incredible music over the years. I saw him at the Phantom Thread première where the film was running on screen with a live orchestra playing. And we spoke afterward and he expressed an interest in doing something one day. I was thrilled and very surprised.”

The singer mentioned how the idea of working with the guitarist first occurred. She continued:

“He also came down to see a ‘Valve Bone Woe’ show we were doing in the basement of a Pizza Express. So when the idea of getting strings on I Think About You Daily, he was first choice. Legend!”

The Pretenders has covered Radiohead’s Creep many times on their shows, the first of which was in 1995.

The band’s new album will be released on September 15 and ‘I Think About You Daily ‘ is the second single released from the album. Listen to it below.

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