Arcade Fire enlists Mavis Staples for their first new song in four years

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Arcade Fire | Photo by Michelle Montgomery | www.michellemontgomeryphotography.com
Arcade Fire | Photo by Michelle Montgomery | www.michellemontgomeryphotography.com

Canadian art rock juggernaut Arcade Fire is back with its first new music since 2013’s Reflektor — and it enlists the vocal talents of livin’ legend Mavis Staples trading verses with frontman Win Butler in a call-and-response: “I give you power / I can take it away.” The song rides a skittery ominous electro-funk bump in the vein of Nine Inch Nails’ The Fragile and Prince, with some deeply charged Sly & the Family Stone roots. The combined vibe is pointed, punchy and overall incredible. Listen below.

(h/t Pitchfork)

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