Arcade Fire’s New Song “I Give You Power” Features Mavis Staples [UPDATE]
Following months of rumblings, Canadian indie superstars Arcade Fire return this afternoon with a new single, “I Give You Power,” filled with reverberating bass, brooding organ, and a smoky vocal boost from legendary R&B singer Mavis Staples. Insider Twitter account @ArcadeFiretube teased the track as a response to the inauguration of Donald Trump, and it’s certainly possible to read lyrics like, “I give you power / Over me / I give you power / But I gotta be free” in that light, especially coming from Staples. Proceeds from the song benefit the ACLU.
Update: Although “I Give You Power” was initially promoted as a TIDAL exclusive, it’s now available on all streaming services and in relatively low 480p quality via Arcade Fire’s official YouTube channel. Hear it via your preferred service below.