will be premiering their new track "Reflektor
" on Monday of next week.
Director Anton Corbijn
told the Daily Beast
) that the band will be unveiling the video for the song on the evening of September 9, saying: "I'm working on a really great song at the moment: Arcade Fire's new single. The song is called 'Reflektor' and you'll be able to see it Monday evening."
When asked for more details about the video, he added: "I can't say much more than that, because it's all a surprise. You'll have to watch the TV Monday evening."
This news follows the cryptic trailer titled "Reflektor 9/9/9
," which was posted online
yesterday. The band stated that they would reveal something at 9pm on September 9 with the video again confirming the time and date to viewers. They have previously confirmed
they will release a new album on October 29 by replying to a fan on Twitter who wrote "you're my favourite."
Ahead of Monday's big reveal, Arcade Fire previewed their new album at a surprise show in Montreal last night. According to Montreal's the Main
, it took place at Salsatheque, Montreal's local Salsa club. Accordingly, dancing was encouraged during the short set, which "was unexpectedly dance-oriented, due to the upbeat rhythms of conga drums and electronic flourishes alongside their most poppy sounds."
The Main went on to describe the material as featuring similar themes to the band's previous releases, though they've "traded their somber orchestral sound for something more contemporary."
One song featured "various musical directions and sudden tempo changes, sandwiched between the boisterous repeated choruses of 'Here Comes the Night.'"
They continued, saying, "Imagine the Talking Heads' "Once in a Lifetime,' but if David Bowie had written it while on vacation."
In more news, Arcade Fire's Reflektor website
now features a map pinpointing the various locations where their new single will be available for purchase on September 9th.
Earlier this year former LCD Soundsystem
frontman James Murphy
spoke to NME about the band's new album, which he is helping to produce. Quizzed on what it sounds like, Murphy said: "It sounds like Arcade Fire in the way that only Arcade Fire sound like Arcade Fire, you know? It's really f--king epic. Seriously. I mean, I feel at this point like I'm too close to it to really talk it up and do it justice, you know?"
Arcade Fire released their debut album "Funeral
" in 2004. This was followed by 2007's "Neon Bible
" and 2010's Grammy
-winning "The Suburbs