Arcade Fire have unveiled a new song, featuring veteran soul singer Mavis Staples.
“I Give You Power” is the first release from the group since 2015’s “The Reflektor Tapes” EP, and all proceeds from the track – released, of course, the day before Donald Trump’s inauguration as President – will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union.
“It’s never been more important that we stick together & take care of each other,” said the group in a tweet signed Arcade Fire and Mavis Staples.
The song is not expected to be included on the band’s upcoming fifth album, which is rumoured to be released sometime in the spring. Their last full-length release was 2013’s Reflektor.
You can hear “I Give You Power” below:
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