Arcade Fire – “I Give You Power” (Feat. Mavis Staples)

Arcade Fire – “I Give You Power” (Feat. Mavis Staples)

Arcade Fire just released a surprise new song called “I Give You Power,” which features the legendary singer and civil rights activist Mavis Staples. This is the first recording we’ve heard from the band since 2013’s Reflektor. Arcade Fire tweeted a message to fans, and noted that proceeds from the song will benefit the ACLU.

Listen below.

UPDATE: Win Butler is speaking to Zane Lowe on Beats 1 tonight, discussing the new song and why the band decided to release it the night before Trump’s inauguration. “It’s easy to get sucked into sitting on the couch and checking your news feed and watching things on CNN,” he says. “We’re just musicians, and the only thing we have to offer is our music. I talked to Mavis last night, and she said now more than ever we just need to hold onto each other. For us, it’s a feeling of solidarity — to not feel powerless and focus on what we can do as individuals and try to do our part.” Hear a clip from the interview below.

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