Arcade Fire's Win Butler Says Reflektor Will Surprise People
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.11.2013
The songs are longer...
NME reports that during an appearance on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show, Arcade Fire's Win Butler says the new album Reflektor is "really going to surprise people". Details of the band's new album and world tour will be released on Monday in several posts on their official website. The band also revealed the single at a surprise show in Montreal at Salsatheque as "The Reflektors".
Butler explained on BBC how the album became a double record. He said: "I think in Connecticut we were playing maybe 50 or 60 songs, like we literally played 60 songs while we were there and then kind of slowly refined it. It's longer than [2010 album] 'The Suburbs' – it's a double record – mostly down to the fact that the songs are a lot longer. I mean, 'Reflector' is seven-and-a-half, there's another couple of seven-minute songs on the record and so it made more sense to stretch it out to two records with two distinct sides. It's more of a classic double LP vibe where you have to flip the side and it takes you to a different place."
When asked if the band were at a place in their career where they were comfortable to do whatever they wanted, he added: "That's always been our goal. I never wanted to be in a band that couldn't play whatever music we wanted to and I think that every record has been a project itself and some of the stuff on this record is really going to surprise people – it's even more different than [the single] 'Reflector', I would say."
Pre-orders for Reflektor have started on the official website. Early orders will get first access to tickets for special shows and the world tour.