Interpol have dropped a surprise new track, ‘Fine Mess’. In a similar style to their critically acclaimed 2018 record ‘Marauder‘, this new tune is a sample of the band’s heavier, rockier catalogue.
As the NME observes this is a fine slice of “dark post-punk”. Lead singer Paul Banks tells the debauched tale of a cursed partnership in search of a decadent life.
Banks says the song is about “a sanguine and starry pair, buoyed and dashed alike by their own dreams and appetites”.
“My life is procreation
Well if the mood’s right, there’s some hype, some currency
So, deep breath, deep breath, keep grabbing
Well I like, my life is procreation
So I make time to rewind those memories and play.” Check it out below.
Lead singer Paul Banks said that the latest record Marauder “is a facet of myself. That’s the guy that f**ks up friendships and does crazy shit. He taught me a lot, but it’s representative of a persona that’s best left in song. In a way, this album is like giving him a name and putting him to bed.”
Banks concludes, “This record is where I feel touching on real things that have happened to me are exciting and evocative to write about… I think in the past, I always felt autobiography was too small a thing for me to reference. I feel like now, I’m able to romanticize parts of my own life.”
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