Interpol have shared a video for another new single, “Something Changed.”
Just last week, Interpol previewed their upcoming album, The Other Side of Make-Believe, with “Toni,” which was accompanied by part 1 of a short film. Today, we’ve gotten part 2 alongside the new single. Much like in the recently released “Toni,” “Something Changed” boasts some haunting, melancholic keys.
“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),” singer Paul Banks explains. “The lives of the three are intertwined in a nebula of fear, retribution, desire, and defiance.”
Watch the video for “Something Changed” below.
Lyrically, Banks sings lines like, “I waded through shame for this.”
Out July 15th, The Other Side of Make-Believe was written remotely throughout 2020, before Interpol joined forced again to flesh out new material in 2021. On the album, they teamed up with producer Flood and former co-producer Alan Moulder.
“We really extracted the honey out of this situation,” Fogarino explains of collaborating from afar.
“Working alone was raw at first, but has opened up a vivid new chapter for us,” Kessler adds.
As previewed on “Something Changed” and “Toni,” it looks like The Other Side of Make-Believe is going to be a pretty moody, foreboding record.
Check out the tracklist for The Other Side Of Make-Believe below.
The Other Side Of Make-Believe Tracklist:
01 – “Toni”
02 – “Fables”
03 – “Into The Night”
04 – “Mr Credit”
05 – “Something Changed”
06 – “Renegade Hearts”
07 – “Passenger”
08 – “Greenwich”
09 – “Gran Hotel”
10 – “Big Shot City”
11 – “Go Easy (Palermo)”
“We usually write live, but for the first time I’m not shouting over a drum kit,” Banks says. “Daniel and I have a strong enough chemistry that I could picture how my voice would complement the scratch demos he emailed over. Then I could turn the guys down on my laptop, locate these colourful melodies and generally get the message across in an understated fashion.”