Radiohead release boring music video for 'Lift'

Thom Yorke standing in an elevator.
Thom Yorke standing in an elevator. Photo credit: YouTube / Radiohead

Radiohead has released a new video for their single 'Lift' which simply features frontman Thom Yorke standing in an elevator for four minutes straight.

Other people enter and exit the elevator, while the singer - blank-faced and adorned with a tiny top knot - holds two blue plastic bags and... just stands there.

There is a twist-ending involving a second elevator, but basically, this music video is Thom Yorke standing in an elevator.

The track was among three previously unreleased tracks that appeared on the recent 20th anniversary reissue of their classic OK Computer album.

"'Lift' is a funny song," Radiohead guitarist Ed O'Brien told BBC 6 Music.

"We played that live with Alanis Morissette, and it was a really interesting song because the audience, suddenly you'd see them get up and start grooving, it had this kind of infectiousness about it. It was a big, anthemic song. If that song had been on that album, it would have taken us to a different place, and we'd have probably sold a lot more records, if we'd done it right, and everyone was saying this."

The full video of Thom Yorke standing in an elevator is viewable below.