It’s been a fair wait for fans hoping for new Interpol or Wu-Tang Clan music, but an even longer wait for those with their eyes on the 2013 announced Paul Banks and RZA project. If you’re one of those people who have been eagerly awaiting Banks/RZA since its reveal, then today’s your lucky day. Following up the promise made years ago, the pair, now named Banks and Steelz, will premiere their debut track with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 tomorrow.
In a twist of true ingenuity, the duo has setup installations in Los Angeles and New York shop fronts that appear to have a music video of some sort playing with a reward for Shazaming it.
There’s an ill @Rza @Interpol video, and folks are @shazam-ing the HelpWanted sign…check it at 154 Orchard St 🕵 pic.twitter.com/wXmtn6aci7
— Missinfo (@Missinfo) May 18, 2016
South of Fairfax across from Supreme @banksandsteelz pic.twitter.com/ftAHgFypqC
— Zane Lowe (@zanelowe) May 18, 2016
RZA originally revealed the collaboration in a 2013 interview with Rolling Stone saying, “My manager came to me and said, ‘Who do you want to do an album with?’ I said, ‘Well, Paul just has an energy about him. I think if we put our sandwich together it will be great.” He went on to further describe the album as “very, very different than what I do, but very unique and very peculiar.”
This isn’t the first time Paul Banks has collaborated with a stream of hip-hop artists. In 2013 he released a mixtape entitled Everybody On My Dick Like They Supposed To Be, which boasted features from heavy hitters Mike G, High Prizm, Talib Kweli and Run The Jewels‘ El-P.
Who knows what Banks and Steelz is going to sound like, all I know is I’ll be tuning in to find out.
See what time Zane Lowe is on in your region here, or by checking Beats 1 on your iTunes.
Image: Twitter – Banks and Steelz