Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien Details Religious Conversation With Kanye West

They talked about artists’ relationships to God.

June 28, 2016

In an interview between Ed O'Brien of Radiohead and Dave Okumu of The Invisible, O'Brien detailed a conversation he had with Kanye West about God. Spotted by Pitchfork, O'Brien said the chat went down years ago at Carnival in Rio De Janeiro. West went on to detail an "extraordinary spiritual experience" and other musicians who have been basically working with or through God. O'Brien said West was not interested in talking to him for three hours until the talk turned to religion.

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“If you ask pretty much any British musician whether they ‘believed in God,’ I’d tell you that 99% of them would say, ‘Don’t be stupid, of course not.’ And it blew his mind. He was like, “You cannot be serious, man!”

Listen to the entire O'Brien interview here.

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