American rock band from Manhattan, New York, Interpol unreleased new song “Gran Hotel” off “The Other Side of Make-Believe” album project was reportedly leaked online.
Interpol is a popular American rock band. The Other Side of Make-Believe, their seventh studio album, is set to be released soon. Matador Records plans to release the album on July 15, 2022. “Toni,” the album’s first single, was released on April 7, the same day the album was announced.
Interpol’s primary singer, Paul Banks, waited until there was a nationwide outbreak before speaking out. For the last two decades, the singer and multi-instrumentalist has been doing a fantastic job impersonating a fireman, shouting at survivors amid post-punk smoke. However, when the band created their eighth full-length album independently, he mostly abandoned the traditional delights of Ian Curtis adoration in favor of a more complex sound.
Banks’ version of keening, which is still rather full-throated, set off a chain reaction that enabled Interpol to make music on The Other Side of Make-Believe that is more meditative, layered, and, in general, easier to breathe. The dazzling lights even illuminate the piano.
Banks’ newfound self-reflection is a constant theme throughout the album. On “Something Changed,” he asks, “I went through shame for this.” “Are you here?” “Every day, I’d check to see if chance was calling.” It’s a moment of self-awareness that permits guitarist Daniel Kessler to play quiet piano and drummer Sam Fogarino to try his hand at jazz.