Last night Arcade Fire dropped their first new track “I Give You Power” featuring Mavis Staples since 2013’s Reflektor on the evening of the inauguration. If you haven’t heard the surprise track yet, go listen over here.
Prior to the drop, Zane Lowe sat down with lead vocalist Win Butler to chat about the making of the track, the timing of its release and working with Mavis Staples.
“it’s easy to get sucked into sitting on the couch and checking your news feed and watching things on CNN and we’re just musicians and the only thing we have to offer is our music. i talked to mavis last night and she said now more than ever we just need to hold onto each other for us it’s a feeling of solidarity – to not feel powerless and focus on what we can do as individuals and try to do our part.”
Listen to the full interview below now.