Banks & Steelz (RZA + Paul Banks) talk New Album, Exclusive Preview Favorite Verse + More

Hard Knock Tv’s Nick Huff Barili sat down with Banks & Steelz – a musical collaboration between Wu Tang Clan’s RZA and Interpol’s Paul Banks for an in-depth interview. In part 1 of the conversation RZA and Paul announce that their upcoming debut album will be titled Anything But Words and share the story of how the collaboration was birthed from a night out at a tequila bar in NYC. RZA and Banks then began working on music together in 2013. In this interview the duo gives insight as to how they built their sound from jamming at RZA’s studio in LA and how RZA had to pay to sample his own voice from a previous Wu-Tang record. Before part 1 finishes, RZA gives us an exclusive preview of Paul’s favorite RZA verse on the album, share their appreciation for Leonard Cohen, plus more!

The duo have also revealed the album’s track-listing (see below), plus special guest appearances by Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine, Kool Keith, and  Wu Tan Clan’s Ghostface Killah, Method Man, and Masta Killa.

The track-listing for Anything but Words is as follows:

Ana Electronic
Sword In The Stone (Feat. Kool Keith)
Speedway Sonora
Wild Season (Feat. Florence Welch)
Anything but Words
Love and War (Feat. Ghostface Killah)
Can’t Hardly Feel
One by One
Gonna Make It
Point of View (Feat. Method Man and Masta Killa)

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