Arcade Fire debuted a new song called ‘Generation A’ during The Late Show with Stephen Colbert‘s special live election night coverage on Tuesday (November 3). The host introduced the song by describing it as “inspired by the current climate of the country with a hopeful message to the youths.” Watch the performance below.
“Say wait until tomorrow/ ‘Cause today is always strange/ Say wait until you’re older and you will understand/ They say the generation’s coming/ I don’t think they understand that I am not a patient man,” Win Butler sang on the track.
‘Generation A’ marks the first taste of new music from the band since the release of their 2017 LP, Everything Now. Speaking to producer Rick Rubin on a recent edition of the Broken Record podcast, Win Butler revealed that he has written “two or three” new Arcade Fire albums during lockdown. Earlier this year, Will Butler issued his third solo album, Generations.