Arcade Fire have shared a brand new 45-minute piece of music for meditation called ‘Memories of the Age of Anxiety’.
The effort is exclusive to the meditation and sleep app, Headspace. The band have stated on Instagram that the piece provides “meditative vibes to help you focus and feel inspired.” The track can only be heard on the app, and Headspace has added that it is part of a new playlist curated by John Legend.
The new piece is the first bit of news from camp Arcade Fire since they made their long-awaited comeback in November when they debuted a brand new song, ‘Generation A’, during a special election-themed broadcast by Stephen Colbert.
Will Butler, the brother of lead singer Win, explained the situation regarding the new Arcade Fire material last summer and how the pandemic put their new record on hold. “Arcade Fire was recording. Well, we were recording… But now our drummer is in Australia, two of us are in Canada, and the rest are in America,” he said in an interview with NME.
It’s now four years since they released their last album, Everything Now, and surely it’s only a matter of time before we hear news about the official comeback from Arcade Fire. For now, download the Headspace app and meditate with their latest piece.