[A]rcade Fire sure know how to take down the Man, from their ever-cutting lyrics to their personal activism over the years, Everything Now is perhaps their most boldly defiant yet. An album so dedicated to it’s cause, social media really thought for a second that the band had gone corporate, confused by the spoof merch fidget-spinners and OTT promotions. To set the record straight once and for all, the band have told their story themselves in a new David Wilson directed short film, satirically named Money + Love. Featuring the full band – Win Butler, Regine Chassagne, Richard Reed Parry, Will Butler, Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara – and starring a evil capitalist Toni Colette.
Following on from the album’s single music videos for ‘Creature Comfort’, ‘Electric Blue’ and the title track ‘Everything Now’, Arcade Fire’s visuals are as intoxicating as their tunes. Wilson’s new 13 minute film is soundtracked by the intimate ‘We Don’t Deserve Love’ and the double-entendre masterpiece that is ‘Put Your Money On Me’. Telling the tale of how the band signs their life away – on a coffin nonetheless – it’s a moment of desperation as Arcade Fire have gone bankrupt so the Everything Now Corporation will partner with them and take “just 98.3% of future earnings”. Satirically hilarious with darkly real undertones, Money + Love is not to be missed.
Watch Money + Love below now and stream Everything Now here, stay tuned for Arcade Fire’s tour.