The new album is Arcade Fire’s first release under its new partnership having agreed a two-album deal with Sony’s Columbia Records.
Everything Now was produced by Arcade Fire, Thomas Bangalter and Steve Mackey, with co-production by Markus Dravs. The album was recorded at Boombox Studios in New Orleans, Sonovox Studios in Montreal, and Gang Recording Studio in Paris.
Arcade Fire’s last tour was in 2014 behind Reflektor and follows the news of the band’s 2017 release of single ‘I Give You Power’.
“The song was made to come out now. That’s one of the beautiful things about the times we’re in — you can just put something out,” Winn Butler told Zane Lowe when asked about the recent release.
“It’s the eve of the inauguration and I think it’s easy to get sucked into sitting on the couch and checking your news feed and watching things on CNN, and we’re just musicians and the only thing we really have to offer is our music,” he added.
“I talked to Mavis last night and she said, ‘Now more than ever we have to come together and hold onto each other.’ For us it’s a feeling of solidarity—to not feel powerless and focus on what we can do as individuals and try to do our part.”