Lorde’s Melodrama has been out for a few weeks now, and it is already working its way into several “Best Albums of 2017 (so far).” Her single “Green Light” has been making its way around the radio and the charts, and Arcade Fire decided to jump in on the phone.
During their BBC Radio 1’s “Live Lounge,” performance, the band covered the Melodrama single. The pop band stays true to the song, and provides Lorde and Arcade fans with a fired-up, rocking cover as Regine Chassagne handles lead vocals. Just to add a little extra flare, Chassagne and company bring in a youth choir to help with backing vocals. Before closing out the show, Win Butler thanked “our Lorde” for “fighting the good fight.”
In addition to the cover, the band has also dropped off a new track and visuals from their upcoming album entitled “Electric Blue.” The new track is a shimmery and electrifying (no pun intended) pop track. Pitched up guitars and bright synths help lay down the infectious groove, and Chassagne comes in with some airy falsettos to make this a certified dance-jam. The new accompanying video shows Chassagne dancing, flailing and stumbling around a littered street at night as visual effects flash across the screen.
The new track is off their upcoming album Everything Now, which is slated to drop July 28. The new album had a very cryptic announcement rollout. First, the band set up a live stream “Live From Death Valley,” though nothing much came from that other than a Korean spelling of Everything Now, followed by a sign containing the initials “EN” burning in the middle of the dessert. The band finally let loose the flood gates when they dropped the video for their lead single, “Everything Now.”
Check out the new video and the Lorde cover below.
— BBC Radio 1 (@BBCR1) July 13, 2017
Photo Credit: Sharon Alagna