Measurements of love

Irene Luna, Editor-in-Cheif

From New York City’s indie/punk-revival scene, Interpol, formed in 1997, released their first album, Turn On the Bright Lights, with the song “Obstacle 2” in 2002. This song seems to be the sequel to the hit “Obstacle 1”, as they share the same topic of love; furthermore, their titles imply that love can be viewed as an obstacle. Lead singer and guitarist Paul Banks sings, “I feel like love is in the kitchen with a culinary eye/I think he’s making something special and I’m smart enough to try.” He is eager to see what life has in store for his love years, and later sings about how love can turn one’s being upside down. But, the lyrics also warn his lover, “Take my love in real small doses,” as ominous background vocals throughout the chorus. Though this sequel did not get as much praise as “Obstacle 1” for its more straightforward diction, it still is widely known by Interpol fans. Turn On the Bright Lights opened doors for the relatively new band, and earned them much international attention, with mostly positive feedback. The following records Antics and Our Love to Admire only further substantiated the group’s success, and the group released Interpol, a self-titled work, in September of 2010. They have made no moves to further their work, but instead have taken a break to pursue independent projects. ¬¬