Listen To Arcade Fire’s New Single ‘Reflektor’

Arcade Fire - Reflektor

UPDATE: You can now watch the amazing interactive video for “Reflektor” right here.

I was already hyped beyond belief for the new Arcade Fire album, but after hearing this it’s just been taken to new heights.

A day ahead of its official release, Arcade Fire‘s much-teased new single “Reflektor”, the first piece of music from the band’s as-yet-unannounced new album, has hit the web, and it’s nothing short of spectacular. I don’t even want to sully its gloriousness, so just give it a listen below because I’m sure you’d rather just listen to it than read me ramble incoherently. It sounds like it was produced by LCD Soundsystem‘s own James Murphy (just listen to those drums!), and may feature the one and only David Bowie on backup vocals.

On Monday at 9pm EST they’ll be unveiling it officially, along with a video, so check back here for the full scoop. Otherwise, enjoy the fucking fuck out of this below.

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Update: As a commenter points out, what some thought to be song titles on the back of the vinyl edition for the neir new single, seen in the picture below, are actually lyrics from “Reflektor”, also below.

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“Reflektor” lyrics:

Trapped in a prism
In a prism of light
Alone in the darkness
Darkness of whiteWe fell in love
Alone on a stage
In the reflective age

Entre le nuit, le nuit et l’aurore.
Entre les voyants, les vivants et les morts.

If this is heaven
I don’t know what it’s for
If I can’t find you there
I don’t care

I thought I found a way to enter
It’s just a Reflektor (It’s just a Reflektor)
I thought I found the connector
It’s just a Reflektor (It’s just a Reflektor)

The signals we send
Are deflected again
We’re still connected
But are we even friends?

We fell in love when I was nineteen
And I was staring at a screen

Entre le nuit, le nuit et l’aurore.
Entre les voyants, les vivants et les morts.

If this is heaven
I need something more
Just a place to be alone
Cause you’re my home???

I thought I found a way to enter
It’s just a Reflektor (It’s just a Reflektor)
I thought I found the connector
It’s just a Reflektor (It’s just a Reflektor)

It’s just a reflection of a reflection
Of a reflection of a reflection

Will I see you on the other side?
We all got things to hide

It’s just a reflection of a reflection
Of a reflection of a reflection

Will I see you on the other side?
We all got things to hide

Alright, let’s go back

Our song escapes
On neon silver discs
Our love is plastic
We’ll break it to bits

I want to break free
But will they break me?
Down, down, down
Don’t mess around

I thought I found a way to enter
It’s just a Reflektor (It’s just a Reflektor)
I thought I found the connector
It’s just a Reflektor (It’s just a Reflektor)

Thought you would bring me to the ressurector
Turns out it was just a Reflektor (It’s just a Reflektor)
Thought you would bring to me the ressurector
Turns out it was just a Reflektor (It’s just a Reflektor)
Thought you would bring to me the ressurector
Turns out it was just a Reflektor (It’s just a Reflektor)

It’s a Reflektor
It’s just a Reflektor
Just a Reflektor

Will I see you on the other side?

It’s just a Reflektor

Will I see you on the other side?
We all got things to hide

It’s just a Reflektor

Will I see you on the other side?