Arcade Fire have announced they will be releasing ‘The Lightning I, II’, their first new single in three years, on Thursday, March 17. An illustration for the song comes with the message, “We missed you.”
It’s been five years since the release of Arcade Fire’s last album, Everything Now. In October 2020, Win Butler said he’d written “two or three” Arcade Fire albums during lockdown, and the band debuted a still-unreleased song called ‘Generation A’ on Stephen Colbert’s Election Night 2020. Tonight, Arcade Fire are playing a show at New Orleans’ Toulouse Theatre, with proceeds going to Plus1’s Ukraine Relief Fund.
Our new song The Lightning I, II comes out on Thursday 2PM ET/11AM PT.
Here’s the chords to make it a little easier to play.
WE really missed you⚡️
— Arcade Fire (@arcadefire) March 14, 2022