The new song from the RZA and Paul Banks project features NYC rapper Kool Keith
The collaboration, which has been in the making for over five years, first surfaced in May when the duo released their debut single, ‘Love and War’, which features RZA’s fellow Wu Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah. They’ll release their debut album together, ‘Anything But Words’, on 26 August.
And now a new song from the project has emerged: ‘Sword In The Stone’ features lead vocals from RZA, with a guest verse from New York rapper Kool Keith sandwiched in between.
Listen to ‘Sword In The Stone’ below.
In an exclusive interview with NME, the duo also commended Florence Welch’s guest spot on their song ‘Wild Season’, which will feature on ‘Anything But Words’.
“We sent her the song and she reacted really well,” Banks said. “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.”
Watch Banks & Steelz discuss the story behind their first single, ‘Love and War’, below.