Radiohead announced that it will release their eighth studio album on February 19, 2011 titled “The King Of Limbs.”
Which leads to the question, what does “The King Of Limbs” mean???
The phrase ‘King Of Limbs‘ supposedly relates to an ancient pollarded oak tree in Wiltshire’s Savernake Forest, about three miles from Tottenham House, a country home where Radiohead recorded part of their previous album ‘In Rainbows‘.
This makes sense since this is the band photo Radiohead is using for press on this album…
It has also been reported that the phrase “The King Of The Limbs” appears in the Qu’ran. But we have been informed that those words are not from the Quran but rather from an explanation/commentary of the 2nd verse of the 23rd chapter in the Quran by a scholar- Ibn Khathir.
“The site of al-Khushoo is in the heart and heart is the king of the limbs, so if one intends to pray wholeheartedly the limbs will follow the heart as Allah says (in the Qur’an): ‘And seek help in patience and Salaat and truly it is extremely heavy and hard, except for Khashi’oon.’ The meaning is that the burden of prayer is heavy indeed; except for those who have Khushoo.”
As with most Radiohead stuff, there always seem to be a slight mystery. Click below to find out why Radiohead thanked Drew Barrymore in the albm credits…