“From their first foray into the music scene 10 years ago, the Interpol outfit has framed their identity with a simple, bold color scheme — red, black and white. It was the heart of their band logo, front-and-center on the cover of their debut album, Turn on the Bright Lights, and even followed them on stage.
So it was fitting, or as Interpol guitarist Daniel Kessler put it, a “happy accident,” when David Lynch made use of this same scheme in his short animated film, “I Touch a Red Button Man,” to accompany the song “Lights” off the group’s latest, self-titled album. The short film collaboration first played at the band’s live show at Coachella this year, and is making its web premiere on The Huffington Post.
But first, let’s backtrack. How did Lynch’s and Interpol’s worlds — and colors — even collide? The seeds of this collaboration were first planted back in 2008: Interpol had been mulling over collaborating with someone in the realm of cinema for a while, and Lynch was at the top of all of their lists.”