Some of you may remember me mentioning back in November that Interpol were busy working on a their fourth studio album, and were returning to the more reverb-driven, lo-fi sound of their stellar debut Turn On The Bright Lights. Well, at long last we finally have some new material from the NYC boys. Teaser track Lights was made available for download on their website very recently, and now we have it for you.
True to their word, Lights definitely sounds like a return Interpol’s roots. However, to my ears it sounds almost like a cross between the first two albums, as if it could be off a lost EP they released in between. The amount of gain on Daniel’s guitar tone reminds me of slower Antics tracks such as ‘Take You on a Cruise’ or ‘A Time to be So Small’, yet the rawness of the production on the song as a whole sounds very much like a Turn On The Bright Lights.
However, since I last blogged on the subject, frontman Paul Banks has claimed in an interview with 6 Music that the new record is going to sound more ‘orchestral’ than the previous three, adding that “It certainly doesn’t sound like anything we’ve ever done before, to me.” All this confusion! Judge for yourself, you can grab the track here.