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Arcade Fire announce double music video

By | Published on Tuesday 13 March 2018

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire have announced a new ‘double music video’, featuring their songs ‘Put Your Money On Me’ and ‘We Don’t Deserve Love’. Why have one song in a video when you can have two? Titled ‘Money + Love’, the short film is directed by David Wilson and stars Toni Collette.

“The concept of a double video really appealed to us”, says frontman Win Butler. “We’d always loved songs being put together as A and B sides… and these songs seemed perfect together. David has been a great collaborator for us since ‘Reflektor’ and we were finally able to work with Toni whom we’d been wanting to work with for some time”.

Wilson adds: “The ambition and scale of the piece was huge from the outset. I adore working with Arcade Fire – reacting to their vision and scale is a beautiful thing to creatively respond to. The belief and trust in me from the band made this one of the best experiences of my career. It’s an as-close-to-perfect collaboration that I can think of with me and Win hitting emails backwards and forwards continually over the formation of the script. The connection, communication and enthusiasm from the band on the multiple shoot days led to an extremely tight bond. I’m super excited for this to be out in the world”.

Meanwhile, Collette says of her role: “Arcade Fire is one of my all time favourite bands. I was blown away when they asked me to be part of their video. It was a total pleasure acting with them and an even greater pleasure getting to know them. They continue to inspire and I continue to admire. I mean, who gets to do that? I am so lucky!”

The video will be unveiled on Thursday, but you can watch a trailer for it now, if that’s the sort of thing you like to waste your time doing. If not, you can fill your time by buying tickets for the band’s upcoming UK and Ireland shows, including a three night run at the Wembley Arena.