Arcade Fire - Creature C VH

Arcade Fire‘s ‘Creature Comfort’ comes hot on the heels of ‘Everything Now’ as the second release from the band’s incoming new album.

‘Creature Comfort’ comes on like a hangover after the Canadian sextet’s fourth album, Reflektor. The synth bass riff pulsates like a behind-the-eyes headache whilst the lyrics gnaw away at you with unresolved topics of body-image, self-harm and daddy issues. Perverse then, that it’s still quite fun. Stronger lyrically than musically, the song’s key line “God, make me famous, if you can’t just make it painless” looks destined to be sung at volume and emblazoned across t-shirts this summer.

Have a listen to the track, below.

Everything Now is due on July 28th via Columbia Records and is produced by Arcade Fire, Thomas Bangalter and Steve Mackey, with co-production by Markus Dravs. It was recorded at Boombox Studios in New Orleans, Sonovox Studios in Montreal, and Gang Recording Studio in Paris.

Until then, you can still catch Arcade Fire in the U.K. next month when they play two shows at London’s York Hall on July 4th and 5th, and at Castlefield Bowl, Manchester on July 6th.

By Robb Sheppard

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