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WATCH: Arcade Fire Returns With “Reflektor”

By Staff on September 9, 2013

 

 

Just now the first single (and title track) from Arcade Fire's impending fourth full-length album, Reflektor, has been released (a few hours before it was scheduled to hit the USA) in several enchanting forms. Click on the video above to watch the black-and-white Anton Corbijn directed short film.

 

Clocking in at just shy of eight minutes long, the Canadian group--fronted by power couple (and new parents) Win Butler and Régine Chassagne--seems to be taking one step into the dance music world with "Reflektor." It's fitting that a track featuring a classic disco beat and guitar riffs would have disco balls play such a huge role within the official music video.

 

"Reflektor" showcases a darker side of the usually optimistic band as it follows the struggles of a couple in love as they try to keep their love alive. Instead of feeling like true love will conquer all, we are left listening to Butler and Chassagne singing "Our love is plastic / can break it to bits./ I want to break free."

 

Just when you think that this track couldn't get stranger, David Bowie appears to help back Butler up at around the five minute mark. Sadly Bowie doesn't appear in the video that features the band, a man made of mirrors and a lot of papier-mâché.

 

Watch "Reflektor" above.

 

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