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Interpol enter a dream state on “Something Changed” and its video

Following last week’s lead single “Toni”, Interpol continue cutting the first turf of their forthcoming album The Other Side of Make-Believe with the release of “Something Changed”. They share the anticipated conclusion to the short film directed by Van Alpert in tandem. We have all been waiting to see what happens to that orange, haven’t we?

On the song, Paul Banks notes: “In “Something Changed,” part 2 of our short film with Van Alpert, reality and reverie converge and our two lead characters find themselves in a kind of dream state – being pursued inexorably by an ominous figure (played by myself.) The lives of the three are intertwined in a nebula of fear, retribution, desire, and defiance. Who will receive their just deserts? Stay tuned and find out!!!”

“Something Changed” offers a glimpse of Interpol’s more cold and atmospheric side, with Banks immediately admitting “I waited through shame for this.” Interpol maintain the iciness through the track, not kicking into higher gear but instead lapsing back into the piano-led eeriness, accentuating Banks’ shamed isolation. Heading towards the finale, Interpol insert a rousing repetition building from deep – is Banks lifting himself out of the gutter? Is he turning to some murderous intent? All interpretations are valid.

Check out the video for “Something Changed” below or find the track on streaming platforms.

Interpol’s new album The Other Side of Make-Believe comes out on July 15 through Matador (pre-order/save). You can find the band on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Interpol are kicking off their worldwide tour late this month in North America, with nearly nightly shows including the Rose Bowl Stadium in Los Angeles and City Palacio De Los Deportes arena in Mexico City. June European dates include Primavera Sound, the Roundhouse in London, Paris Salle Pleyel June 18 and Pink Pop.

The full dates are:

Apr 25 Dallas TX, US The Factory in Deep Ellum
Apr 26 Austin TX, US Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
Apr 28 Tempe AZ, US Marquee Theatre
Apr 29 San Diego CA, US Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
Apr 30 Berkeley CA, US Greek Theatre
May 2  Salt Lake City UT, US Union Event Center (The Union)
May 3  Denver CO, US Mission Ballroom
May 5  St. Paul MN, US Palace Theatre
May 6  Chicago IL, US Aragon Ballroom
May 7  Detroit  MI, US The Fillmore
May 8  Cleveland OH, US Agora Theatre & Ballroom
May 10 Washington DC, US The Anthem
May 11 Boston MA, US Roadrunner
May 13 Philadelphia PA, US The Met Philadelphia
May 14 Brooklyn NY, US Kings Theatre
May 15 Brooklyn NY, US Kings Theatre
May 21 Pasadena CA, US Just Like Heaven Festival
May 28 Mexico City, MX Palacio de los Deportes

Jun 8 Barcelona ES, Sala Apolo
Jun 9 Barcelona, ES Primavera Sound Festival
Jun 11 Porto, PT Primavera Sound Festival
Jun 12 Berlin, GE Tempelhof Sounds Festival
Jun 14 London, UK The Roundhouse
Jun 15 London, UK The Roundhouse
Jun 16 Brussels, BE Ancienne Belgique (AB)
Jun 18 Paris, FR Salle Pleyel
Jun 19 Landgraaf, NE Pinkpop Festival

Aug 25 Asbury Park NJ, US Stone Pony Summer Stage
Aug 26 Toronto ON, CA Budweiser Stage
Aug 27 Portland ME, US Thompson’s Point
Aug 28 Providence RI, US Bold Point Pavilion
Aug 30 Columbus OH, US KEMBA Live! Outdoor
Sep 1 Cincinnati OH, US Andrew J. Brady Music Center
Sep 2 Atlanta GA, US The Eastern
Sep 3  Asheville NC, US Rabbit Rabbit
Sep 6  Pittsburgh PA, US Stage AE Outdoors
Sep 8  Indianapolis IN, US TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
Sep 9  St Louis MO, US Stifel Theatre
Sep 10 Oklahoma City OK, US The Criterion 
Sep 13 Las Vegas NV, US The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
Sep 14 Paso Robles CA, US Vina Robles Amphitheatre
Sep 16 Seattle WA, US Paramount Theatre
Sep 17 Portland OR, US Pioneer Courthouse Square
Sep 18 Portland OR, US Pioneer Courthouse Square