Hear an Alternate Version of Arcade Fire’s New Mavis Staples Collaboration
With its distorted synth bass line and tinny drum machines, Arcade Fire’s new single “I Give You Power” already has a kind of broken-speaker vibe. Today, the band shares the “Broken Speaker Mix” of the Mavis Staples collaboration, plus an instrumental version.
If you haven’t had “I Give You Power” in heavy rotation since its initial release a week and a half ago, you might have a hard time noticing the differences between the remix and the original. The “Broken Speaker Mix” chops off about a minute of intro, beginning at the moment where Staples makes her entrance in the original, and swaps out the synth bass line with another, slightly different synth bass line. Hear the “Broken Speaker Mix” and instrumental versions of “I Give You Power” below.