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Interpol share new song ‘Something Changed’ and second part of short film

The band's seventh album, 'The Other Side of Make-Believe', lands this summer via Matador

By Will Richards

A black-and-white press photo of Interpol on a London street corner
Interpol. (Photo: Atiba Jefferson)

Interpol have shared new track ‘Something Changed’, the second preview of their upcoming LP ‘The Other Side of Make-Believe’.

The New York band‘s seventh LP will land on July 15 via Matador and was announced last week along with the release of first single, ‘Toni’.

‘Toni’ formed the first part of a new short film directed by Van Alpert, which has now been completed with the release of ‘Something Changed’.

“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),” frontman Paul Banks explained in a statement.

“The lives of the three are intertwined in a nebula of fear, retribution, desire, and defiance. Who will receive their just deserts? Stay tuned and find out.”

Alpert added: “Paul and I like the idea that ‘Something Changed’ would be like a dream. It’s as if our two main characters wake up from what happened in Toni and their lives are irreparably different. They are now on the run from some dark force that is a bit more primal and encroaching.”

Watch the ‘Something Changed’ video alongside the ‘Toni’ visual below.

The seeds of the band’s new album came remotely during the lockdown of 2020, before work finished in North London with producer Flood and co-producer Alan Moulder.

“We usually write live, but for the first time, I’m not shouting over a drumkit,” Banks said in a statement about their approach to the album. “[Guitarist] Daniel [Kessler] 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.”

This summer, the band will play a series of UK and EU headline shows, following a North American tour that begins this month.

See the full list of dates, which include shows at Barcelona and Porto’s Primavera Sound and two nights at London’s Roundhouse, below.

JUNE 2022
8 – Sala Apollo, Barcelona
9 – Primavera Sound, Barcelona
11 – Primavera Sound, Porto
12 – Templehof Sounds Festival, Berlin
14 – Roundhouse, London
15 – Roundhouse, London
16 – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels
18 – Salle Pleyel, Paris
19 – Pinkpop Festival, Landgraaf