Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke told Crack magazine that his upcoming solo effort is inspired by his own fears and anxieties. He’s approaching the album in a new way too, with more improvisation and less planning.

“We suddenly realised this is a new way to write stuff,” he tells writer Thomas Frost. “I would send [producer Nigel Godrich] completely unfinished, sprawling tracks and he would focus in on the bits and pieces that he thought would work, build them up into samples and loops, and then throw them back at me, where I would start writing vocals.”

While there’s no release date yet, Yorke said the album will be out sooner than later. He also mentions Radiohead’s plans for “something really cool” with leftover Kid A material.

“I recently found this box file of all the faxes I was sending and receiving from Stanley [Donwood, visual artist] about the artwork and they’re hilarious,” he says. “I’ve got all this stuff, pages and pages and photocopies, that I just left strewn around the studios. Nigel picked them up and thought, ‘We’d better keep these.’ I was so focused and at the same time angry, confused, paranoid. I’m looking at all these people involved, going ‘Who the fuck are these people?!’ We’re going to do something really cool with all that material.”

Read Yorke’s entire interview here.