Arcade Fire Unleash New Album ‘We’: Stream It Now
Arcade Fire dropped their highly anticipated sixth studio album, We, at midnight on Friday (May 6), just one day before the band is set to take the stage as the musical guests of Saturday Night Live.
The album marks their first in five years, following 2017’s Everything Now. “We‘s cathartic journey follows a definable arc from darkness into light over the course of seven songs divided into two distinct sides — Side ‘I’ channeling the fear and loneliness of isolation, and Side ‘We’ expressing the joy and power of reconnection,” the band previously wrote of the album in a press release.
We features the previously released song, “The Lightning I, II.” The band has seen three albums (2010’s The Suburbs, 2013’s Reflektor and 2017’s Everything Now) peak at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, and a fourth (2007’s Neon Bible) reach No. 2.
The album comes after Will Butler, a long-standing member of the band, announced that he would be leaving. “Hi friends — I’ve left Arcade Fire,” Butler — who’s the younger brother of frontman Win Butler and has been a part of Arcade Fire since the group’s debut full-length album, Funeral — announced in a tweet on March 19. “I left Arcade Fire at the end last year, after the new album was finished. There was no acute reason beyond that I’ve changed — and the band has changed — over the last almost 20 years. Time for new things
” I’m working on new records; booking some shows this season,” he continued. “I’m currently working on music for a David Adjmi show (which is so great). Other projects are in the works .”
Listen to We in full below.
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