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Arcade Fireplace Announce New Album WE, Share Video for New Track “The Lightning I, II”: Watch

Arcade Fireplace Announce New Album WE, Share Video for New Track “The Lightning I, II”: Watch

Arcade Fire Announce New Album WE, Share Video for New Song “The Lightning I, II”: Watch

Arcade Fireplace’s new album has lastly been introduced. WE is out Could 6 through Columbia. The album was produced by Nigel Godrich, Win Butler, and Régine Chassagne. As promised, the group has shared the video for his or her new tune “The Lightning I, II.” It’s directed by Emily Kai Bock; watch it under.

The album was recorded in New Orleans, El Paso, and Mount Desert Island. The 40-minute, seven-song album is break up into one facet known as “I” (a gap facet about isolation) and one other known as “WE” (about reconnection); the primary three tracks are on “I,” and the following 4 are on “WE.” The album’s cowl contains a {photograph} by the artist JR with airbrush colour tinting by Terry Pastor (who labored on David Bowie’s Hunky Dory and Ziggy Stardust covers). Discover a assertion from Win Butler in regards to the album under.

The band’s lineup on the album is Régine Chassagne, Win Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury, Jeremy Gara, and Will Butler. Dan Boeckner (of Wolf Parade), Paul Beaubrun, and Sarah Neufeld all seem within the new music video and have been taking part in within the band’s reside lineup; Will Butler and Richard Reed Parry have been absent for the video’s filming.

The band’s final album was 2017’s Every part Now, which the group promoted with faux information articles and free cereal containers. Arcade Fireplace have been promising a brand new album since 2020, once they mentioned that work was “flowing” on a brand new LP. That very same 12 months, they celebrated the tenth anniversary of their 2010 album The Suburbs.

Final 12 months, Arcade Fireplace recorded a 45-minute tune titled “Reminiscences of the Age of Anxiousness” for the favored meditation and sleep app Headspace. Additionally they formally launched their rating for Spike Jonze’s 2013 movie Her, which they created alongside composer Owen Pallett. The group carried out a brand new observe known as “Technology A” on Stephen Colbert’s Election Evening 2020 particular, nevertheless it was by no means launched on streaming platforms (and doesn’t seem on the brand new album). The band contributed a tune to Tim Burton’s Dumbo reboot in 2019.

Learn Pitchfork’s observe evaluate of “The Lightning I, II.”

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