Sunday Songs: Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
- 'The Suburbs' (arcadia for some, hell for others- the music and lyrics express both sides of the experience) is a emotional, melancholy song with a drone like musical quality from Arcade Fire's 2010 album 'The Suburbs'.
- The video directed by Spike Jonze suggests harmony with the inevitability of darkness or disharmony amongst other things.
- You can clearly see the influence of Steven Spielberg's 'ET' in the bicycle riding through the suburban streets. But in Spielberg's films there's always a clear escape from fatalism. Love. (And innocence.) It's there in Spike Jonze films too but it's more of a puzzle to escape and find it.
"The Suburbs" - written by Win Butler, William Butler, Regine Chassagne, Jeremy Gara, Tim Kingsbury, Sarah Neufeld, Richard Reed Parry.