Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry announces new solo record

'Music For Heart And Breath' is out on June 9

Arcade Fire multi-instrumentalist Richard Reed Parry has announced plans to release a new solo record.

Entitled ‘Music For Heart And Breath’, the record follows his 2009 solo effort ‘From Here On Out’.

In a statement on his official website, Parry describes his new album as “very soft, very quiet music, played utterly in synch with the heart rates and breathing rates of the musicians performing it. Every note you hear is either in synch with the heartbeat of the person playing it, the breathing of the person (or one of the surrounding persons) playing it. So what you hear when this music plays is played precisely in time with someone’s quiet, internal rhythms. Brought to musical life by a handful of different ensembles”.

Part of the record was initially debuted at ATP 2012 – watch footage below. ‘Music For Heart And Breath’ will be released on June 9.

Meanwhile, Arcade Fire recently revealed the full length video for their new single ‘We Exist’.

The promo clip was shot at last month’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California, which the band headlined. It features actor Andrew Garfield crossdressing and walking through the festival site. Watch the video above.

Arcade Fire are to play at London’s Hyde Park on July 3 as part of British Summer Time. Support on the day will come from Jake Bugg, Wild Beasts, Future Islands and Band Of Skulls. Tickets for the show go on sale on Friday (May 23).

The band will also bring their current world tour to the UK next month, where they’ll play London’s Earls Court on June 6 and 7. They’ll also headline the Friday night at Glastonbury, which takes place between June 25 and 29.

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