Arcade Fire Make Their Return Known On "I Give You Power" Feat. Mavis Staples

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Arcade Fire Make Their Return Known On "I Give You Power" Feat. Mavis Staples

Arcade Fire are back with what seems like it will be the first taste of their forthcoming album. The new song, “I Give You Power,” follows the danceable thread the band established on 2013’s Reflektor with a bit of the ominous organs that decorated their 2007 sophomore album Neon Bible. More importantly, though, the song features the incredible Mavis Staples sharing vocal duties with Win Butler. Her voice adds just the right touch of soul to the glitchy sound Arcade Fire establish. The song also features a line we should all be shouting for the next four years: “I give you power, I can take it away.” According to a pair of tweets from the band, all proceeds from sales of the song will benefit the ACLU.

While it’s been previously reported that the band has finished recording, we can only hope more news on the new album is sure to come out soon. The band also have updated social media accounts with the following image, so take that for what it’s worth.


Listen to “I Give You Power” via TIDAL here, and find the song’s artwork (plus Paste Cloud audio from a 1994 Staples show) below. You can listen without a subscription, though the song appears to be exclusive to the streaming service. Arcade Fire’s tour documentary/concert film The Reflektor Tapes/Live at Earls Court is out Jan. 27. Watch the trailer here.

Update: The song is now also available on other streaming services and YouTube—you can listen to it below.

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