We’re only a few weeks away from the release of WE, Arcade Fire’s first release in five years. Our first single(s) ‘The Lightning I and II’ were an excellent return to form from a band whose last album was widely regarded as an experiment more interesting than it was successful. But time in quarantine seems to have helped the band hone in on their strengths, and ‘Unconditional I (Lookout Kid)’ is another knockout. The band is completely in their bag here, focusing on painfully earnest lyrics and some of the most instantly sing-along-able melodies this side of naturals like Taylor Swift.
Hear Another New Arcade Fire Song: ‘Unconditional I (Lookout Kid)’