Arcade Fire is Working on New Material Says Frontman Win Butler

Win Butler of Arcade Fire performs during the 2018 Life is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images

Arcade Fire will soon have a new album to present to their fans. This was confirmed by the group’s frontman Win Butler in a series of hand-written notes he recently shared on social media.

In the notes, which were shared on Butler’s 40th birthday, the vocalist and multi-instrumentalist revealed that the band has been recording their sixth studio album for four months before they were interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. He also added that the group has been writing the material for the album “for the last couple of years.”  

“We had been exploring a lot of lyrical and musical themes that feel almost eerily related to what is happening now (we actually have a song called ‘Age of Anxiety’ written a year ago for Christ’s sake – ha ha),” Butler wrote in the notes. “Needless to say, the writing has intensified, and the work is flowing out… It is challenging as ever, and with just as much purpose.”

Butler also hinted that the band might perform some of the material via some online performance.

Check out the notes below.

Previously, Win Butler gave Arcade Fire fans a taste of the new material by sharing a snippet on an Instagram story. The band’s fan page managed to capture the footage before it disappeared and shared it on Twitter.