Interpol’s Paul Banks and Wu-Tang’s RZA have been working on their new project Banks & Steelz for a few years now, but only recently revealed their collaboration and first single “Love + War” to the world. While “Love + War” was a catchy tune and featured a guest spot from Ghostface Killah, their follow-up single “Giant” is the song they consider their “Side A” track.
Yesterday the band released the official video for “Giant,” which was directed by Wendy Morgan. When we caught up with the duo last month at a Beverly Hills boutique, RZA described the track as “a song that’s telling the underdog…we like representing the underdog. The underdog is the giant. So when David was fighting Goliath… no, no. Goliath wasn’t the giant. David was.”
“I think there’s a cool sort of social consciousness aspect to ‘Giant,'” adds Banks. “But it can be interpreted as like you’re going to go into a boxing ring and have a fight, or you’re going to climb a mountain that day, or if you’re an NFL team. It’s sort of an anthem for any kind of obstacle that’s in front of you.”
Check out video of Banks & Steelz performing “Giant” at their inaugural show at the Roxy last Thursday.
Banks & Steelz will release Anything But Words feat. “Giant” on August 26 2016. Pre-order now at BanksAndSteelz.com.