And some of those dreams are to be able to record certain songs in a certain way and be able to do it myself. I'm getting there, but Interpol's music, especially "The Scale," it's like if RZA had been born in the rock world, I would have.
There are a few guests on this album, and one that sticks out is Florence Welch. "RZA: Paul mentioned about three different singers he thought would be good to collaborate on "Wild Season." I deferred to Paul on who that could be.
The album is also said to be “due for release through Matador Records in 2018.” The band recently announced details of a UK and European tour to celebrate the 15th anniversary of their classic debut album, ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’. Read more: 9 things you didn’t know about Interpol’s ‘Turn on the Bright Lights’ Frontman Paul Banks is soon to return to the UK to tour his collaborative album with Wu Tang’s RZA ‘Anything But Words’ by Banks & Steelz, but it looks like the band are back together and looking to the future.
Wu-Tang Clan‘s RZA is a rapper, record producer, musician, actor, filmmaker and author.But I guess he was on tour and he ran into Florence and they talked about it and [to Paul] you asked me about it and I was like, "Yeah, great." Everyone is a big fan of hers and she's a fan of Paul, so she made the connection.Banks: We spoke and she was watching Interpol at the side of the stage at a festival we'd done.Even if it's just a straight hip-hop song, you need a chorus, and if it's a hip-hop song with a chord progression that I can get a vocal idea around, because we're collaborators, we just wouldn't work on anything that I couldn't see any contribution.
So much of the songs are based around a RZA beat, because he's in his element, and I think as a team of collaborators, we can explore, like, "RZA, why don't you try singing or different sorts of instrumentation?
Paul Banks is the lead singer, lyricist and guitarist of Interpol.