everything-now

The Montreal based art rockers did it again. Their fifth album Everything Now reflects our time of the availability of Infinte Content that makes us wanting Everything Now.

Produced by Arcade Fire themselves in cooperation with French cult producer Thomas Bangalter (one half of electro icons Daft Punk). 

The title track Everything Now, Spotify tells me, is one of five tracks that I listened most to this year.

Every inch of space in your head
Is filled up with the things that you read
I guess you’ve got everything now
And every film that you’ve ever seen
Fills the spaces up in your dreams
That reminds me
Everything now
Everything now

 

It is another album about the human condition, this time in 2017 when we all are slaves to our smartphones and sit like robots in subways, buses and commuter trains watching at the tiny little screens of our IPhones and Androids, “enjoying” Infinite Content. 

In We Don’t Deserve Love, Win Butler and band explore a failing relationship and out comes a dark, little masterpiece on an album that has no real weak track. I can listen to all the songs without the urge in pressing the NEXT button.

Keep both eyes on the road tonight
‘Cause God knows where I’ve been
Officer please, don’t check my breath
That ain’t my only sin
You don’t want to talk
You don’t want to touch
You don’t even want to watch TV
If you can’t see the forest for the trees
Just burn it all down, and bring the ashes to me 
(We Don’t Deserve Love)
Nevertheless, despite my approval, Everything Now is the first of five Arcade Fire albums that has really split the critics in two. Those praising the album and those criticizing it and calling it the band’s worst album yet, a creative misstep.
Lead singer and frontman Win Butler has answered to those who claimed that he rapped on the song Signs Of Life and said that he does something which he just is not capable of.
“Unless, like, Bob Dylan raps, I do not rap on an Arcade Fire song. It’s not a thing that happens. But it’s just kind of like a phrase that’s been copy-pasted from one initial thing from like six months ago, and it’s just kind of the nature of how this stuff works. It’s been really interesting to see, like, this becomes the truth. Some pseudo-fact becomes common knowledge, when everyone who knows what rapping is knows that me saying the days of the week is not rap. It’s not what rap is. But if you repeat it enough, then it’s true.” (Quote from an interview with Beats1 cited by New Musical Express).
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_nQgE7VMCI
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