Album cover artwork for Arcade Fire with white vinyl record popping outWe would like to extend a very toasty-warm and hearty welcome to the blessed news of WE, the first new album from Arcade Fire in five years.

Produced by the band’s husband and wife multi-instrumentalist powerhouse that is Win Butler and Régine Chassagne – along with lauded English producer Nigel Godrich, renowned for his work with Radiohead – WE is due to drop into our upturned hands on May 6. Meanwhile, in vein with the five-piece’s penchant for paired tracks, they’ve released the stirring The Lightning I, II.

Apparently the band already had an entire album written in Feb 2020, and were just on the brink of recording when the pandemic arrived. Win and Régine decided to spend their oodles of newly-acquired free time writing more songs.

“Its first side, I, is about our troubles; its second side, WE, is about our love for one another.” says a statement.

Watch The Lightning I, II below, and head to JB to pre-order WE on a bunch of formats including JB-exclusive white vinyl.

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