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David Bowie confirms appearance on Arcade Fire single

David Bowie confirms appearance on Arcade Fire single

David Bowie has contributed "brief backing vocals" to Arcade Fire's new single, "Reflektor".

The news was confirmed on Bowie's Facebook page:

"As 9 o'clock pm creeps around the globe on the 9th day of the 9th month, Reflektor, (the latest offering from Arcade Fire) becomes available from participating stores across the planet.

"We can confirm that David Bowie has supplied a brief backing vocal on the James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) produced track (no saxophone though), which is being issued under the alias of The Reflektors in the reflekting sleeve pictured here.

"The vinyl is a very limited 2-track 12" with an instrumental of the A-side on the reverse and will only be available in stores at 9:00pm at your nearest participating store.

"The reverse of the sleeve is designed to look like it has an album tracklisting for the upcoming album due on October 29th, but it is in fact just snippets of lyrics from Reflektor.

"There will also be an Anton Corbijn directed video of the song premiered this evening."

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