Thom Yorke reported on the death of his ex-partner in the Desert Island Discs by BBC Radio 4, as emphasized by The Guardian . His 23-year relationship with artist Rachel Owens ended in 2015 and she died of cancer the following year. They had two children together.
"When the children's mother died, it was a very difficult time and we went through a lot," Yorke said in an interview. "It has been very difficult, it has suffered a lot and I have the ambition to make sure that we are doing everything right and I hope that happens, I am lucky now because I have a new partner who has come and shed a light in And if everything is alright … If I'm able to make music that expresses all that and is still important to people, that's it more than I can wish for, "although the band dedicated the reissues of OK Computer 201
Elsewhere in the program, Yorke described himself as a" hypocrite "committed to climate change and one at the same time When he flew around the world and played in a band, he had a big carbon footprint. "What I've always struggled with is that I'm someone who has to fly for my job when I'm strong on climate change make. Boom, I'm a hypocrite, "Yorke said.
Desert Island Discs is also a show in which a musician selects a handful of songs, books, and other luxuries that he would take with him when he leaves His selection included Talking Heads, Scott Walker, Neil Young and REM Nina Simone and more, you can hear his breakdown here beside everything else.