Today has been an amazing day, and it isn’t even lunch time. On the same day that Gorillaz launched their new song out into the world, Arcade Fire have done just the same. Perhaps both of these somewhat politically charged numbers are in response to todays inauguration of actual movie super villain Donald Trump, who is now the president of the US.
Arcade Fire’s last album, Reflektor was a widely adored foray into the trend of disco that was dominating music at the time. This number, ‘I Give You Power’ is harder to pin down. Somewhere between a soul track, a funk track and a grime track, there is a dirty element to it. The production is detailed, very electronic for this band, and wholly unique – there is a lot to absorb within it. Repeated listens recommended. Happy Friday.