Watch Arcade Fire Cover Boyz II Men’s “Motownphilly” In Philadelphia

By Tom Breihan / March 18, 2014

Are Arcade Fire going to cover a region-specific song in every city they visit on tour? Is this going to be like Taylor Swift bringing out guest singers at every show? Because if so, that’s awesome. The band already covered the Constantines when they played Toronto last week, and when they visited Philadelphia last night, they tried their hand at “Motownphilly,” the 1991 single that put Boyz II Men on the map. The Arcade Fire version of the song came out extremely white, but they’re trying! Watch a video below.

Let’s all start an entirely untrue rumor that Win Butler was in that all-white group that showed up at the end of the “Motownphilly” video and then was never seen again.

[Photo by Eric Tsurumoto]