We haven’t heard from our beloved Interpol since 2018’s excellent Marauder…but frontman Paul Banks has proven nothing if not reliably prolific since the New York quartet exploded onto the scene with 2002’s Turn on the Bright Lights—even cultivating a worthy solo career on the side.
But his latest project Muzz is actually rather surprising: a trio with Matt Barrick of The Walkmen / Fleet Foxes, and Josh Kaufman of Bonny Light Horseman / Day of the Dead. And though there’s no word of a full album yet, they’ve just released this hauntingly pensive new single “Broken Tambourine,” which, if we might say, seems to call upon the ghosts of Leonard Cohen and Jeff Buckley for spiritual inspiration…while aesthetically harkening back to Peter Gabriel era Genesis.
The accompanying video is an ethereal meditation on the vastness and weightlessness of space—especially welcome at a time when most of us are feeling the anxious crush of reality, stuck for however long between the limits of our four walls.
It’s like nothing we’d ever expected from these three—but then, Banks’ far-reaching talents have never been in question, really. We eagerly look forward to more.