Harrowdown Hill (4:38)

Cover of The Eraser

From The Eraser and 7 other releases

Harrowdown Hill” is a song by Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke and is the eighth track on his 2006 album The Eraser. The song was also released as a limited edition single in the United Kingdom on 21 August 2006, peaking at #23 in the UK Singles Chart (see 2006 in British music). “Harrowdown Hill” was Yorke’s first official solo single, and one of two to be released from The Eraser; however, the track “Black Swan” had already been issued as a radio-only single in some areas.

The song was written about biological warfare expert David Kelly who, as a matter of some contention, committed suicide in 2003. However, there is speculation that he was murdered, as demonstrated in the song. Thom Yorke himself confirmed the song’s meaning in several interviews.

A video for the song was released 31 July 2006 and had its first play on Channel 4.

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