Arcade Fire's dark songs

Arcade Fire believe their new album 'The Suburbs' comes from a ''darker place'' than their previous effort 'Neon Bible'


This article is from 2010.

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire's new album comes from a "darker place".

The group have just released 'The Suburbs' and admit they can't understand some of the comparisons that fans have made to the record's predecessor 'Neon Bible' .

Drummer Jeremy Gara said: "To me, it doesn't feel as dark as 'Neon Bible'. Maybe some of the songs feels darker, but I feel it comes from a more... darker place. Even if it's a little more rocking and edgier in places."

The 'Rebellion (Lies)' hitmakers say their change of direction has come about after they tried to keep songs simple and not "fuss" too much with arrangements.

Jeremy explained to XFM: "I think it has more to do with us not trying to fuss over it too much. If a song was really electronic, we left it electronic. There's a song called 'Month Of May' that's a real rocker, and we said, leave it like that. We tried to do the Arcade Fire thing to it, make it bombastic and long and big and it just didn't work."

Arcade Fire

The headily-acclaimed Canadian ensemble perform songs from their upcoming album, as well as tracks from their back catalogue.

Castlefield Bowl, Manchester

Thu 6 Jul

Sold out / 0161 834 4026

Corn Exchange, Edinburgh

Thu 8 Jun

Sold out / 0131 477 3500

Ormeau Park, Belfast

Tue 13 Jun

£49 / 028 9024 6609

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