Last month Interpol announced that they’d be returning to our ears this year with the release of their sixth album Marauder. The album, which drops next month, was announced alongside first single “The Rover,” which sounded like a blend of old sound and new. It’s a rollicking, yet overwhelmingly okay track that might not have left a massive impression on you. But now the band have dropped the album’s second single “Number 10,” and this one might just do the trick.
“Number 10” is a gloriously fuzzed out Interpol track that doesn’t quite sound like anything they’ve done recently. It’s build on a spread of cacophonous instrumentation and distorted vocals from Paul Banks. Seeing as how the band played it relatively safe on their last couple of albums, this new single bodes well for the direction they’re taking. It’s not quite a return-to-form that so many fans might be asking for. But it’s boldness to commit to such a disorienting sound is freshly exciting. Check it below.
Marauder is out August 24. Pre-order it here.