Win Butler Talks Making Of New Arcade Fire Album
September 12, 2013


Arcade Fire
Now that Arcade Fire has released their new single "Reflektor," the band is opening up about their new album of the same name, which had been shrouded in mystery. Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler spoke to the BBC's Zane Lowe about the making of Reflektor, which is due out October 29.

Butler said the group spent a month in Jamaica recording with producer Marcus Dravs, who worked on the last two Arcade Fire albums, then went into the studio in New York City with LCD Soundsystem mastermind James Murphy.

Arcade Fire has deep ties to Haiti and Butler told Lowe that the country's percussive music was an inspiration on the new material. Haitian congo players contributed to songs on Reflektor and also impacted drummer Jeremy Gaga. Butler said, "Jeremy has never drummed better," adding, "The grooves are really deep. These conga beats are the language in Haiti. Theyíre how people communicate."

Butler said that overall, Reflektor is a "mash up of Studio 54 and Haitian voodoo" and added, "To me the joy of making music in 2013 is youíre allowed to like Sex Pistols and ABBA and thatís fine. Itís such an explosion, anything thatís good rises to the top, and we want music that respects that."

He summed things up by saying, "Weíre at the point in our lives, career, where weíve accomplished a lot. When it comes down to the music, weíre doing things we havenít done before. Itís really a joyful time."




 
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Jon Zellner
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