Arcade Fire Performs New Song ‘Generation A’ On ‘Colbert’ Election Night Special


Arcade Fire debuted a new song entitled “Generation A” during an appearance on an election night special hosted by Stephen Colbert. Showtime aired the performance as part of Stephen Colbert’s Election Night 2020: Democracy’s Last Stand: Building Back America Great Again Better 2020.

The band consisting of Will Butler, Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, Jeremy Gara, Tim Kingsbury and Richard Reed Parry assembled in a studio to film the “Generation A” performance that premiered on Tuesday night. “And now, debuting their new song ‘Generation A’ inspired by the current climate of the country with a hopeful message to the youths, Arcade Fire,” Colbert said in introducing the band.

The performance began with footage of a youngster walking into the studio and proclaiming, “This is ‘Generation A’ and we’re not gonna wait” before dropping his mic. Win Butler revealed Arcade Fire are recording the follow-up to 2017’s Everything Now in Texas and that he wrote “two or three” albums worth of material while locked down during an appearance on Rick Rubin’s Broken Record podcast as per NME.

Watch Arcade Fire’s first ever performance of “Generation A” below:

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