19/365: “I Give You Power” by Arcade Fire featuring Mavis Staples
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On the eve of President elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, Arcade Fire have returned to team up with Mavis Staples for “I Give You Power”, a dark and brooding protest anthem. Whether this track ends up on their allegedly complete but as yet untitled 5th LP still remains to be seen but this is a decisive new direction for the band. After running a reckless and divisive campaign, Trump’s presidency is likely to be the inspiration for a lot of new politically charged music and while I hope the world doesn’t come crumbling down around us, if it does, The End is going to have one hell of a soundtrack.