The years-in-the-making project finally arrives this summer.
After first announcing it in 2013, RZA and Interpol frontman Paul Banks have announced their collaborative debut album under the name Banks and Steelz.
Anything But Words is due in August and features guest appearances from Florence & The Machine’s Florence Welch, Kool Keith and RZA’s Wu-Tang affiliates Method Man, Masta Killa and Ghostface Killah (the last of which appeared on the first single ‘Love + War’).
Today you can get another taste of the project, which RZA previously called “very, very different than what I do, but very unique and very peculiar”, with the album’s opening track ‘Giant’.
Although Paul Banks previously dipped his toes into the rap game, he leaves the rapping to RZA on ‘Giant’ while providing the songs vocal hook.
Listen below and look for Anything But Words August 26.