Hear Alternate Versions of Arcade Fire and Mavis Staples' "I Give You Power"

Hear Alternate Versions of Arcade Fire and Mavis Staples' "I Give You Power"
Arcade Fire returned to make a politically charged statement alongside Mavis Staples with the ACLU-benefitting single "I Give You Power" earlier this month.
 
Now, the Canadian indie rock stars and soul queen have shared a couple alternate versions of the comeback track. First up is a remix dubbed the "Broken Speaker Mix," followed by a simpler instrumental take.
 
In a recent Apple Music Beats 1 interview, frontman Win Butler opened up about the context of the song.

"It's the eve of the inauguration and I think it's easy to get sucked into sitting on the couch and checking your news feed and watching things on CNN, and we're just musicians and the only thing we have to offer is our music," he said. "I talked to Mavis last night and she said, 'Now more than ever we just need to hold onto each other.' For us it's a feeling of solidarity — to not feel powerless and focus on what we can do as individuals and try to do our part."
 
Listen to the two new versions of "I Give You Power" below.

In other Arcade Fire related news, the band's The Reflektor Tapes / Live at Earl's Court DVD is out today (January 27).
 



 

Arcade Fire's most recent album is 2013's Reflektor, which can be ordered on CD and vinyl via Umusic.