Win Butler opens up about the "fake horror movies" the band made while recording 'Reflektor'
Arcade Fire have unveiled a new, Halloween themed video named ‘Breakglass’.
The promo shows the band performing in spooky face paint with a song, rumoured to be a new album track, played backwards over the top. The video is the latest promotional video released by Arcade Fire in the run up to their forthcoming studio album ‘Reflektor’, out on Monday (October 28).
Speaking to NME as part of an interview which will run in next week’s issue, available digitally and on newsstands from October 30, frontman Win Butler revealed that Arcade Fire’s interest in the paranormal runs beyond playing live and wearing face paint. Speaking about a series of horror films the band made while recording the album at Trident Castle in Jamaica, Butler says: “It was inspiring – we filmed a fake horror movie there, we had a lot of fun there. The one from the SNL special is the prequel.” When asked if the films will be released, Butler replies: “I don’t know, be cool if it did right?”
Earlier this week the band debuted the studio version of ‘Afterlife’, another song taken from ‘Reflektor’. Click here to watch the official lyric video for the song. A detailed and in depth first listen of ‘Reflektor’ can be read here too.
Arcade Fire surprised fans at their first major gig of the year in Brooklyn, New York on Friday night (October 18) by performing on a secret stage. Though a stage was set up in the middle of the warehouse space at 299 Meserole in Bushwick, the band played their hour-long set on a stage at the side of the venue which was revealed at the last minute.
The band played an hour-long, 10-song set made up of eight new tracks and two older songs – ‘Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)’ and ‘Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)’. The latter two songs were introduced as ‘cover versions’ of Arcade Fire songs. The new songs included ‘Afterlife’, ‘Here Comes The Night Time’, ‘We Exist’, ‘Normal Person’, ‘Joan Of Arc’, ‘It’s Never Over’ and ‘Flashbulb Eyes’.