For Arcade Fire's upcoming album Reflektor, frontman Win Butler promised us "voodoo rhythms," and now the band has delivered. "Afterlife," premiered today on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio One show, showcases the funkiest side of Arcade Fire we've seen to date, with the band's Haitian music influence stronger than ever.
The above lyric video, posted by the band shortly after "Afterlife" aired on the radio, features footage from a film identified as Orpheo Negro by YouTube commenter danzer0. You might assume that the film was shot in Haiti, but surprisingly, it was actually filmed in Rio de Janeiro, making it possibly the first piece of Reflektor that's not directly connected to Haiti.
Check out videos from Arcade Fire's recent shows in Brooklyn, and preorder Reflektor on the band's website.
Source: Arcade Fire YouTube Channel