Banks and Steelz have spoken about working with Florence Welch on their forthcoming album ‘Anything But Words’.
The duo – Interpol’s Paul Banks and Wu-Tang Clan founder RZA – are set to drop their first album together on August 26. RZA’s Wu-Tang Clan bandmates Method Mad, Ghostface Killah and Masta Killa all feature on the album, while the Florence And The Machine frontwoman guests on a track called ‘Wild Season’.
Explaining how their collaboration with Welch came about, Banks tells NME in a video interview: “Interpol was on tour last year and our final show was in Ireland. And as I got off stage, she approached me… and she was super-sweet and friendly. So we talked and exchanged information, and then I kind of circled back to her.”
“Then we sent her the song and she reacted really well,” Banks continues. “It was a great, very smooth kind of process, discussing with her the themes and the lyric [of the song]. And then she killed it once she got in the studio – she just fucking killed it.”
“It’s definitely one of the strong songs on the record. We’re delighted that she joined us for this project, ” RZA adds. Watch Banks & Steelz discussing their collaboration with Florence Welch at the top of this article.