INTERPOL – ” The Other Side Of Make-Believe “

Posted: April 10, 2022 in MUSIC

They’re back everyone! Interpol announce their return with a brand new album, titled “The Other Side Of Make-Believe” it’s due out on July 15th.

If fate didn’t quite ordain the circumstances for Interpol’s seventh album, it was at least fortunate that the band had happily concluded their “Marauder” cycle on stage in front of 30 thousand-odd Peruvian fans. Rather than be sent scrambling like so many other musicians on tour or promoting new music, when lockdown clamped in March 2020, Interpol quickly got into a productive mood.

Coming from a group whose early work was characterised by Polish knife-wielders and incarcerated serial killers, you might expect Interpol’s pandemic record to be an emotional tar pit — doubly so, given the presence of towering producer-engineer duo Flood and Moulder on the boards. But Banks felt the call to push in a “counterbalancing” direction, with paeans to mental resilience and the quiet power of going easy. “The nobility of the human spirit is to recover and rebound,” he says. “Yeah, I could focus on how fucked everything is, but I feel now is the time when being hopeful is necessary, and a still-believable emotion within what makes Interpol Interpol.”

They have also dropped the first slice of music from said album in the form of “Toni”, is taken from Interpol’s upcoming album ‘The Other Side of Make-Believe,’ out July 15th on Matador Records.

Along with the new album message a couple of days ago, the band shared the first single “Toni” and its eye-catching clip.

And just like that here’s already piece two, called “Something Changed“. A moony mid-tempo Interpol ballad, as we know them.

Paul Banks about the video: “In “Something Changed,” part 2 of our short film with Van Alpert, reality and reverie converge and our two lead characters find themselves in a kind of dream state — being pursued inexorably by an ominous figure (played by myself). The lives of the three are intertwined in a nebula of fear, retribution, desire, and defiance.”

“Something Changed” is taken from Interpol’s upcoming album ‘The Other Side of Make-Believe,’ out July 15th on Matador Records.

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