Today, Interpol share a new video for ‘Passenger’, one of the highlights from their critically acclaimed latest album The Other Side of Make-Believe, out now on Matador Records. The video came to be unexpectedly – longstanding Interpol fan Jamie McDonald had been experimenting with animation and produced the video on their own, feeling a special connection with the song. After uploading it to one of Interpol’s social pages, the video came to the attention of the band who loved it and asked if they could use it as an official video.
Director Jamie McDonald says: “Passenger spoke to me. As soon as I listened to it, I was inspired. The idea behind the music video visually, is that of a fever dream. We’re exploring the subconscious, delving into dreams, and delving even deeper into nightmares. This is really a passion project for me’.
Earlier in October, Interpol performed in Austin, TX as part of this year’s Formula 1 USGP at Circuit of the Americas. November will see Interpol playing stadiums and outdoor parks in South America on tour with Arctic Monkeys and playing bill-toping slots at Primavera Sound Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Sao Paolo and Kilkfest Paraguay.
Interpol was recently featured on NPR Music, who wrote about the group’s special connection with fans in Mexico. “For them, Interpol has become the fulcrum to an aesthetic and sensibility,” writes NPR. “Something solemn, elusive and poetic in the band’s music that’s collectively understood.”
Interpol released their 7th album, The Other Side Of Make-Believe in July 2022 to critical acclaim, a global exhibition hosted across London, Los Angeles, New York, Mexico City and Tokyo, and sold out performances in London including Roundhouse, The Forum, St John’s Hackney Church and Pryzm. MOJO called the album “quietly masterful”, Clash hailed it as “some of the boldest, most uncompromising work of their career”, and NME described it as “a confident, rewarding and subtly adventurous new chapter”.