Watch Arcade Fire Outline Their Origins on ‘CBS Sunday Morning’
The arena-sized Montreal sestet introduces themselves again for the morning news
Arcade Fire are finally taking a bit of a breather after their marathon tour in support of last year’s sprawling LP Reflektor, but this morning the long-running news show CBS Sunday Morning offered up their own introduction of sorts to the band, nearly a decade and a half after they first started. After their recent residency at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, Win Butler, Regine Chassagne and the rest of the Canadian indie rock crew sat down for an interview that reached all the way back to their earliest days.
“I feel like we’ve been introducing ourselves for 15 years,” Butler quipped about the broad focus of the interview.
But what followed afterward was an enlightening depiction of the band’s earliest days, with stories about their practices in a giant loft space and Chassagne’s virtuosic memory and musical abilities. They also talk a fair bit about their affinity for Haiti and offer an explanation for the Super Bowl ad for they licensed “Wake Up” a few years back.
You can watch the full seven and a half-minute segment above, as well as a few extra web-only interview clips below.