ARCADE FIRE have shared an uplifting single called ‘Unconditional I (Lookout Kid).
Following on from ‘The Lightning I,II’, it’s our second insight into the upcoming album ‘WE’, out on 6th May.
Brimming with positivity and ideals of self-acceptance, the trac builds from acoustic strums to waves of soulful, jubilant joy as Win Butler offers heartfelt advice and concern to future generations. With a personal touch, it appears to address Win Butler and Régine Chassagne’s son Eddie, promising him “a lifetime of skinned knees and heartbreak” but concluding “a life without pain would be boring.
It’s buoyant and joyful, tapping into the most euphoric side of Arcade Fire.
“There’s nothing saccharine about unconditional love in a world that is coming apart at the seams,” said Win Butler. “WE need each other, in all of our imperfection. ‘Lookout Kid’ is a reminder, a lullaby for the end times, sung to my son, but for everyone… Trust your heart, trust your mind, trust your body, trust your soul. Shit is going to get worse before it gets better, but it always gets better, and no one’s perfect. Let me say it again. No one’s perfect.”
Check it out below.
Photo credit: María José Govea