Arcade Fire – “Afterlife”

By Michael Nelson / October 21, 2013

The pre-release push Arcade Fire has been doing for the forthcoming Reflektor is impossibly irritating; fortunately the actual music we’ve heard thus far has been pretty fucking awesome. “Afterlife” is the album’s second single, it premiered today on Zane Lowe, and it’s great, full stop. Check out the lyric video below.

Will Butler tells Zane that the song “started with a Haitian percussion loop we recorded way back at the end of The Suburbs tour … It went through a bunch of variations and it took a while to get the chorus right.”

Reflektor is out 10/29 via Merge.