Interpol have released a new video for ‘The Rover’, a track from their upcoming new album.
“I like to describe the video for ‘The Rover’ as a prequel,” Paul Banks says. “It’s the origin story of the character described in the song, the birth of a cult leader. When we meet him he is partly unhinged. He’s a man on the verge, an artist subjected to great pressures, and beset with existential frustrations. A distracted hipster who enjoys psychedelics, let’s say.
“The events that take place in Mexico City, be it a bump on the head, a visit to a shaman, or the influence of his rescuers (the street gang known as “Los Locos”) trigger the birth – the eruption – of this new figure, “the rover.” His rescuers become his first followers.
“In the end of the video he exacts his “revenge” on Interpol with a mischievous act of disruption during the press conference. He grabs me by the head – to save me? Forgive me? Or simply as a gesture of his new independence – the butterfly becoming.”
The band’s sixth studio album, ‘Marauder’ is set to arrive on 24th August. They’re touring for much of this year, with shows at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Manchester’s O2 Apollo and Dublin’s Olympia Theatre”
14 London, UK – Royal Albert Hall
16 Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo
18 Dublin, Ireland – Olympia Theatre
Watch ‘The Rover’ below.