The hype surrounding Arcade Fire’s fourth studio album ‘Reflektor’ seems to be a completely justified hype, considering the sheer quality and creativity present in the albums’ leading single. The first offering of the band’s upcoming album is its first single ‘Reflektor’, where we see Arcade Fire showcase the upcoming album’s style in phenomenal style. On the ‘Reflektor’ single, we see Arcade Fire adopting a more groovy dance orientated style. Everything still fits in brilliantly with the indie-rock style the band has perfected over the years, whilst also progressing it with new creative ideas to broaden their sound. The single features some notable guest appearances, from innovative saxophonist Colin Stetson, to the world-renowned David Bowie. Stetson’ saxophone seems to add some interesting layers to the song itself, thickening it up to enjoyable proportions. Bowie’s appearance on the song adds a brilliant slant to the song, giving it a phenomenal shape and character. The band themselves of course sound brilliant, with their presentation of the songs’ themes being almost flawless. It’s a dark song at times, that’s just a little bit worrying, or a little bit harrowing, but ultimately incredibly enjoyable. It is the perfect precursor to the band’s upcoming fourth album, and one that hypes it in fine style. Fans might find the tracks’ length something to deal with, as well as the almost radical change in style from their previous album releases being a little bit polarizing. However, at the core of the song is a band who has not just progressed, but progressed in an incredibly significant way, once again showing off why they’re one of the most important bands of their genre.
- ★★★★★ 5/5
Album Hype Rating:
- ★★★★★ 5/5
‘Reflektor’ is the first single from Arcade Fire’s upcoming album ‘Reflektor’, set for release on October 28th 2013.