Arcade Fire debut new single "Reflektor" tonight

Arcade Fire debut new single "Reflektor" tonight

Arcade Fire are to unveil their new single, "Reflektor", tonight [September 9].

The single appeared to leak over the weekend, with Tumblr site Onmimusic posting on Saturday [September 7] what was claimed to be "Reflektor". Since then, all working links to the leak have been taken down.

The video for "Reflektor" has been directed by Anton Corbijn.

The track is taken from the band's fourth album, which has been produced by James Murphy.

According to reports in The Sun newspaper, David Bowie features on a track after it was reported yesterday that he had joined the band and former LCD Soundsystem man James Murphy in recording sessions at New York's Electric Lady studios. Whilst Bowie is known to be a fan of the group and once performed 'Wake Up' with them, representatives for Arcade Fire have stated they can "neither confirm nor deny" the rumours.

Meanwhile, Arcade Fire reportedly debuted a host of new songs at an intimate surprise set at a Montreal salsa bar last Wednesday [September 4]. Local website The Main reported that the band played to a "couple dozen" fans at the Salsatheque venue, who were told they would be removed from the venue if they attempted to record or take pictures of the gig on their cameraphones.

The Main described the 'standout' song of the short set as: "Imagine the Talking Heads' 'Once In A Lifetime', but if David Bowie had written it while on vacation." They added that the all-new-material set "was unexpectedly dance-oriented, due to the upbeat rhythms of conga drums and electronic flourishes alongside their most poppy sounds."

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