Arcade Fire Are Already Working on Their ‘Reflektor’ Follow-Up
The arena-indie gods also played a round of "Jam or Not a Jam?" for CBC
Arcade Fire have had a surprisingly busy rollout in the interim between albums: a new, tour-chronicling documentary called The Reflektor Tapes finally sees release tomorrow, and a deluxe edition of 2013’s tropical-disco-inflected Reflektor with an EP’s worth of new songs (including one with legendary dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson). But that actual new album isn’t far away either, as bassist/multi-instrumentalist Will Butler told NME today that their fifth album is in the works.
“We’re all itching to play music together and start recording things,” Butler told the British publication. “We’re basically in the demo and play together phase, and historically that’s led to realizing that, surprisingly, we’re 30 percent into a record, so we’ll see if that happens.”