“For love sometimes we find ourselves at war and the combatants may do anything to win,” RZA says of the song. “For me love is worth fighting for, as long as love is not lost.”
The Wu Producer/MC and Interpol frontman first began working on music together in 2013. RZA told Rolling Stone at the time that the idea to collaborate with Banks sparked after RZA’s manager asked him who he wanted to do an album with. “When I met Paul, I recognized the New York energy he has as a music artist. We got to know each other playing chess and vibing out in the studio. Our talents connected in a unique way and we started writing songs. The outcome was something distinctively different from my previous work, yet with another layer of cool.” – Rza
“Love and War” is the first song to be released from Banks and Steelz’s upcoming album, which Warner Bros. Records will release later this year. They are confirmed to perform at FYF Fest 2016 in Los Angeles at the end of August and at the Life is Beautiful in Las Vegas and the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin in the fall. Tour dates below.
They released the first single “Love and War” feat. Ghostface Killah via Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show on Apple Music. Banks and Steelz have now followed that up by releasing the video for “Love and War” directed by Arms Race. The video is inspired by Reservoir Dogs. Check the video and drop a comment. Only on DubCNN.
RZA and Interpol’s Paul Banks team up for Collaboration as BANKS and STEELZ
8/27-8/28 FYF FESTIVAL – Los Angeles, CA
9/23-9/25 LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL MUSIC and ARTS FESTIVAL – Las Vegas, NV
9/30-10/2 + 10/7-10/9 – AUSTIN CITY LIMITS MUSIC FESTIVAL – Austin, TX
For more info, visit: www.banksandsteelz.com