Last year Thom Yorke of Radiohead announced that he and his romantic partner, Rachel Owen, had separated after more than two decades together. So at first it seems pretty clear why this band finally put “True Love Waits,” a song it’s been playing since the mid-1990s, on one of its studio albums.
“Don’t leave,” Yorke pleads in the stark, moving piano ballad, which serves as the closing track on Radiohead’s just-released “A Moon Shaped Pool.” “I’m not living / I’m just killing time.” Keep listening, though, and a different, even more vivid lyric pops out of the song.
“Your tiny hands.”
On second thought, could it have been that newly...