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Spike Jonze says Arcade Fire's 'Supersymmetry' was written for new film 'Her'

The track features on the Canadian group's latest album 'Reflektor'

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Spike Jonze says Arcade Fire's track 'Supersymmetry' was originally written for his new film 'Her', according to Pitchfork.

A different version of the song, which features on the Canadian group's new album 'Reflektor', still appears in the Joaquin Phoenix-starring film, soundtracking the closing credits. The movie, which also boasts a performance from Scarlett Johansson, is due for limited release in the US on December 18. The soundtrack also features a contribution from Karen O in 'Moon Song'.

In an interview with Hitfix, director Jonze explains: "The [band] was working on [Reflektor] as they were working on this. Win and I started talking about the score about two years ago, and then it kinda seemed like the record sort of informed the soundtrack and the soundtrack informed the record a little bit, and there's like a song on [Reflektor]—the last one, 'Supersymmetry'—that he wrote for the movie, but then it sort of became something else. It's actually the last song in the end credits."

He continued: "What Win and I started talking about in the beginning was just that we wanted the soundtrack to have this electricity to it, a current to it, but not to be electronic and not to...use synthesizers at all. For it not to feel synthetic, but to feel like hand-made, but still have an electricity to it, and also just to sort of play this sort of romance and love story and longing of [Phoenix's character] Theodore."

Meanwhile, Arcade Fire have announced an arena tour of North America, due to take place in 2014. They will also play several European festival slots as part of the tour, with scheduled shows at Northside Festival in Denmark, and the Southside and Hurricane Festivals in Germany. Previously, the band had confirmed that they would also headline next year's Primavera Sound Festival, which takes place in Barcelona, Spain.

Arcade Fire will play:

Louisville, KFC! Yum Center (March 6)
Minneapolis, Target Center (March 8)
Auburn Hills, The Palace (March 10)
Pittsburgh, Consol Energy Center (March 12)
Toronto, Air Canada Centre (March 13)
Ottawa, Canadian Tire Centre (March 14)
Cleveland, Quicken Loans Arena (March 16)
Philadelphia, Wells Fargo Center (March 17)
Bridgeport, Webster Bank Arena (March 18)
Santiago, Chile, Lollapalooza (March 29 - 30)
Buenos Aires, Argentina, Lollapalooza (April 1 - 2)
Sao Paolo, Brazil, Lollapalooza (April 5 - 6)
Houston, Cynthia Woods mitchell Pavilion (April 9)
Austin, 360 Amphitheater (April 10)
Denver, Pepsi Center (April 23)
Kansas City, Starlight Theatre (April 26)
St Louis, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (April 27)
Columbus, Schottenstein Center (April 29)
Nashville, Bridgestone Arena (May 1)
Atlanta, Aaron's Amphitheatre (May 2)
Barcelona, Spain, Primavera Sound Festival (May 29)
Aarhus, Denmark, Northside Festival (June 13 - 15)
Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany, Southside Festival (June 20 - 22)
Scheessel, Germany, Hurricane Festival (June 20 - 22)
Mountain View, Shoreline Amphitheatre (July 30)
Seattle, Gorge Amphitheatre (August 8)
Edmonton, Rexall Place (August 11)
Calgary, Scotiabank Saddledome (August 12)
Winnipeg, MTS Centre (August 14)
Washington, Verizon Center (August 17)
Boston, Comcast Center (August 19)
Brooklyn, Barclays Center (August 22)
Brooklyn, Barclays Center (August 23)
Chicago, United Center (August 26)
Montreal, Parc Jean-Drapeau (August 30)

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