Yorke plays bass on “Medicine,” and it is the only song on the record on which he sings. With the album announcement, Yorke said he admired Clark’s unorthodox approach to singing, developed after his years as a techno producer and DJ. “The first thing he sent me was him singing about being stuck between two floors and I was already sold,” Yorke said. “To me the way he approached it all wasn’t the usual singer songwriter guff thank god; it mirrored the way he approached all his composition and recording, but this time it had a human face. His face.”
Sus Dog, out today, follows Clark’s 2021 LP, Playground in a Lake, which addressed the climate crisis.
Revisit “The History of Thom Yorke on Other People’s Songs” on the Pitch.