‘Toni’ is the opening song from what will be Interpol’s 7th LP, as the band continue to refine and gain a newfound perspective of current events.
Titled “The Other Side of Make-Believe”, the album will aim to give a fresh view of the group’s desire to explore such “sinister undercurrents”, as band member Paul Banks is quoted as saying, “there’s always a seventh time for a first impression.”
The first single ‘Toni’ arrives as the foremost instalment of a two-part film directed by Van Alpert (Post Malone, Machine Gun Kelly).
Video director Van Alpert voices: “I wrote a crazy idea that I felt was new for Interpol, a hyper-modern, cinematic dance film. A “Lover’s on the Run” story, with a classic cliffhanger ending. Dream job working for my all-time favourite band! Paul Banks ties everything together and elevated the concept, because he’s naturally a great actor, artist, and collaborator.”
It was a blast working with Van Alpert on the video for our song ‘Toni’. We bonded over shared film inspiration as well as a passion for classic music videos by the likes of Glazer, Cunningham and Jonze. Van, in my opinion, is in the club with these legends; and it’s exciting to watch him build his own enduring body of workPaul Banks, Interpol.
Interpol hit the road this April and throughout the summer months with a number of big tour dates including two shows at London’s Roundhouse in June.
“The Other Side of Make-Believe” will be released on 15 July on Matador Records.