Yesterday Arcade Fire debuted the single and video for the title track to their forthcoming new record, now the band have revealed more details about their now confirmed, double album.
The album artwork, inspired by Greek mythology, features a sculpture of the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice by Auguste Rodin.
As we previously reported, 'Reflektor', produced by James Murphy, will be released on October 29 via Merge, and will be a double album comprised of 13 songs. It is available to pre-order now on iTunes or via the Arcade Fire Online Store.
In a recent interview with BBC, Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler said they had written 50 or 60 songs, which were then redefined.
“[It] made more sense to stretch it out to two records. I never wanted to be in a band that could never play whatever music we wanted to, and I think that every record has been a project itself and some of the stuff on this record is really going to surprise people – it's even more different than ‘Reflektor’ I would say.” Butler explained.
"It’s longer than ‘The Suburbs’ – it’s a double record – mostly down to the fact that the songs are a lot longer,” he added. “I mean, ‘Reflector’ is seven-and-a-half, there’s another couple of seven-minute songs on the record and so it made more sense to stretch it out to two records with two distinct sides. It’s more of a classic double LP vibe where you have to flip the side and it takes you to a different place.” He added.