As the onstage return of Arcade Fire approaches, the band has released a surprise new single, “I Give You Power,” featuring guest vocals from soul belter Mavis Staples.
The new song marks the first music from the group since 2013’s Reflector and comes as murmurings of an upcoming fifth album and massive tour grow. The tune, which is available on TIDAL and can be heard below (as of now, the full song can be streamed at that link without a subscription), is an electronic-leaning, drum machine-fueled slow burner with falsetto from Win Butler and increasingly powerful vocals from Staples singing lines like “I give you power/I can take it away.”
Arcade Fire have several festival dates set for this summer, including Barcelona’s Primavera Sound, Belgium’s Rock Werchter and more. See their full schedule here.