Radiohead figurehead Thom Yorke follows up his 2014 album Tomorrow's Modern Boxes and 2018 score to Suspiria with his third full-length solo effort Anima. Produced by longtime collaborator Nigel Godrich, several of the album's songs were debuted live during Yorke, Godrich and Tarik Barri's Tomorrow's Modern Boxes performances.
Yorke notes that Anima was inspired by "dystopia, anxiety, and reaching a crisis point in our social system. The dystopian thing is one part of it, yes, but for me, one of the big, prevailing things was a sense of anxiety. If you suffer from anxiety it manifests itself in unpredictable ways, some people have over-emotional reactions. [For] some people the roots of reality can just get pulled out, you don't know what's happening. Then eventually reality comes back."
This standard black double vinyl LP edition is housed in a wide-spine single sleeve and includes the exclusive bonus track, "(Ladies & Gentlemen, Thank You For Coming)." A download card for the original nine-track album is also included in the sleeve.