Earlier this summer, Paul Banks of Interpol released another EP under the moniker Julian Plenti, but now Banks is looking to drop that title. He’ll use his own birth name for his first official solo album, out October 23 via Matador.
The record is simply titled Banks, and “The Base” is the first preview. While his Julian Plenti costume allowed him to indulge in his pop side a bit, “The Base” matches Banks‘s artwork with some typically Banks-ian dark songcraft. Take a listen below.