Arcade Fire Cover Lorde’s ‘Green Light’ And Release ‘Electric Blue’ Video

Arcade Fire are continuing to release one solid single after another to promote their upcoming fifth studio album Everything Now. The band dropped the title track and video from Everything Now in June, traveling to the desert for the desolate video.

In “Everything Now,” the band wear matching ‘EN’ jumpsuits as they play for the tumbleweeds and electrical towers surrounding their improvised stage. Shots of children playing in burned out space ships and watching planes fly through the sky fill up most of the video, with the grandness of the landscape playing up the song’s disco wall of sound.

The band later dropped their second single and video for “Creature Comfort,” which they debuted earlier this year in concert. Now Arcade Fire have done a 180 with their latest single “Electric Blue,” which puts singer Régine Chassagne in the driver’s seat, both visually and vocally.

Shot in New Orleans following a parade, Chassagne walks the streets filled with beads and garbage as city workers sweep up the colourful debris. In full rockstar gear consisting of a black leather jumpsuit and studded jacket, Chassagne performs directly into the camera as the upbeat melody and her stirring vocals create a wave of warmth over the listener.

With Arcade Fire currently in promo mode for Everything Now, which drops on July 28, the band were in the U.K. this week to perform on the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge.

Backed by a local youth choir, the joyful vibe of “Everything Now” jumps out of the speakers, with Arcade Fire filling the space with the energy of their famous live shows.

The band also took on Lorde’s lead Melodrama single “Green Light” for their cover track, with Chassange and her husband and frontman Win Butler sharing vocal duties. Electric blue. Green light. We love all the colours of Arcade Fire.