The second Radiohead hoax of 2011 has been snuffed out by CNN (see the first). Turns out, that Radiohead demo we posted last week -- the one supposedly called "How Do You Sit Still?/Putting Ketchup in the Fridge," that reminded us all so much of The Bends -- is not actually by Radiohead at all. According to CNN's Erin Burnett, it's a song recorded by Canadian singer-songwriter/baker Christopher Stopa in 2011 titled "Sit Still."
"What started coming out my speakers sounded extremely familiar and after a couple seconds, well wait a second, this is my song," Stopa told CNN. "My first thought was to think somehow I had hit play on my iTunes."
Stopa doesn't address whether he was trying to sound exactly like Thom Yorke, or if it's just a happy coincidence. Either way, we've learned something today -- Yorke's voice is not as inimitable as we thought.
Watch the full report, and listen to "Sit Still" below:
Sit Still by Christopher Stopa