When Radiohead released their new album A Moon Shaped Pool earlier this month, fans were surprised to find a familiar old title, “True Love Waits,” as the album’s closer. The band had played the song in concert numerous times over the years—with one performance landing on the live album I Might Be Wrong—but had never put out a studio recording. After years of discarded attempts at an album version that would do the song justice, its stripped-down final form proved worth the wait.
Radiohead premiered the retooled version of the song on Monday night at the Zénith in Paris, three stops into its 2016 tour. Thom Yorke played it alone on an empty stage, as he often had before—this time from behind a piano instead of on an acoustic guitar. If the hushed, rapt response is any indication, Radiohead may have found a new concert staple.