On Repeat: Arcade Fire’s – It’s Never Over (Oh Orpheus)

I’ve heard some mixed emotions about Relfektor, but I think this song alone has now solidified my love for the album. 

Running just under 7 minutes, It’s Never Over (Oh Orpheus) is a song I’m dreaming of hearing live — busting a move one second, then in a full on emotional sing along with the crowd the next, I can even see some clapping or arm waving in there.

Arcade Fire is a master at creating epic music (think Intervention) and after being a total nerd I Googled the song lyrics (link here) and I think It’s Never Over (Oh Orpheus) is a million times more beautiful now. I guess Greek mythology is an ongoing theme within the album, I suggest reading the full breakdown, but for a quick summary: Orpheus is a musician who is trying to rescue his wife Eurydice (Arcade Fire also have a song Awful Sound (Oh Eurydice) on this album) back to life with his majestic skills, under the condition that he can’t look back at her on their ascend from the underworld… but he can’t resist :S and she goes back. #TRAGIC

Now I just have to hope my friends who read the blog miss this information so I can impress them with it next time we hang out…

Album Stream: Arcade Fire’s Reflektor

I love that they released this early and I also love that they put it out on youtube.   1) because it shows that they know what’s up, at least for me, because I love to stream full albums off youtube before deciding to buy them– it saves me from downloading and clogging up my hard drive and 2) because it lets me embed the video on the site!! Win-win.

For all of you that have been anticipating this album: