Arcade Fire, continuing to offer us Everything Now on the heels of their divisive fifth studio album, have announced a two-song short film titled Money + Love. The “double video” is directed by David Wilson, co-written by Wilson and Arcade Fire, and stars Arcade Fire and Toni Collette. Money + Love comes out this Thursday, March 15—see a teaser below.
During the band’s album cycle, they presented “Everything Now” as the mega-corporation behind their latest album, and they remain committed to the bit. Per a press release:
Money + Love opens in the aftermath of Arcade Fire’s 360-degree deal with global media and e-commerce platform Everything Now, and features a narrative that unfolds over the course of full performances of “Put Your Money on Me” and “We Don’t Deserve Love” from the GRAMMY-nominated global #1 album Everything Now (Sonovox/Columbia).
“The concept of a double video really appealed to us, we’d always loved songs being put together as A and B sides … and these songs seemed perfect together,” says frontman Win Butler in a statement. “David has been a great collaborator for us since Reflektor and we were finally able to work with Toni whom we’d been wanting to work with for some time.”
Wilson said of the project:
The ambition and scale of the piece was huge from the outset. I adore working with Arcade Fire—reacting to their vision and scale is a beautiful thing to creatively respond to. The belief and trust in me from the band made this one of the best experiences of my career. It’s an as-close-to-perfect collaboration that I can think of with me and Win hitting emails backwards and forwards continually over the formation of the script. The connection, communication and enthusiasm from the band on the multiple shoot days led to an extremely tight bond. I’m super excited for this to be out in the world.
“Arcade Fire is on [sic] of my all time favorite bands. I was blown away when they asked me to be part of their video,” said Collette, who can next be seen in A24’s Hereditary. “It was a total pleasure acting with them and an even greater pleasure getting to know them. They continue to inspire and I continue to admire. I mean, who gets to do that? I am so lucky!”
Arcade Fire’s Infinite Content Tour is currently ongoing: The band plays the U.K and Europe throughout April and June, returning to the States in July for a handful of festival sets.
Watch a teaser for Money + Love below, see Arcade Fire’s tour dates further down and revisit Paste’s Everything Now review here.
Arcade Fire Infinite Content Tour Dates:
06 – Dublin, Ireland @ 3Arena
08 – Manchester, U.K. @ Manchester Arena
11 – London, U.K. @ SSE Wembley Arena
12 – London, U.K. @ SSE Wembley Arena
13 – London, U.K. @ SSE Wembley Arena
15 – Birmingham, U.K. @ Genting Arena
16 – Glasgow, U.K. @ SSE Hydro
18 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Festhalle
19 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Sportpaleis
21 – Barcelona, Spain @ Palau Sant Jordi
23 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Campo Pequeno
24 – Madrid, Spain @ WiZink Center
26 – Nantes, France @ The Zenith
28 – Paris, France @ AccordHotels Arena
11 – Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Ahoy
13 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion
15 – Prague, Czech Republic @ O2 Arena
17 – Budapest, Hungary @ Budapest Sport Arena
18 – Vienna, Austria @ Stadthalle
08 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Summerfest
14 – Birmingham, Ala. @ Sloss Festival
15 – Louisville, Ky. @ Forecastle Festival
10 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ HAVEN Festival