Arcade Fire have been doing the things major recording artists do when they’re preparing to announce a new album. They debuted new music at a secret show in Montreal, they apparently have a new music video underway, and they’ve been announcing a handful of small-venue gigs that seem like warmups for a full-blown tour. And now Vancouver radio station 102.7 The Peak is promising a new Arcade Fire single this Friday. Seems like the follow-up to 2013’s Reflektor is moving along full speed ahead.
— 102.7 THE PEAK (@THEPEAK) May 30, 2017
In January, Arcade Fire released their first song since the Reflektor era, the Mavis Staples collab “I Give You Power.” It’ll be interesting to see whether that song is included on the new album and how closely the rest of the new material matches its discordant electronic soul aesthetic.