The Arcade Fire fan community Arcade Fire Tube points out confirmation of a rumor that’s been swirling around for a while now. James Murphy is, indeed, in the studio with Arcade Fire working on their forthcoming album.
According to a feature in Music Week about the Arcade Fire management team, manager Scott Rodger said, “They’re in with James Murphy on three or so songs, plus Markus Dravs who is a long-time collaborator. They write too many songs – that’s a good problem to have. There’s around 35 songs with Arcade Fire, two albums’-worth for sure.”
There’s no word yet on exactly when the new record will be ready, but it’ll likely be late next year.
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