Arcade Fire's "Creature Comfort" Gets Censored for Canadian Radio
The words "suicide," "dying," "pills" and "cut" have been removed from the 'Everything Now' single
Published Oct 17, 2017While Arcade Fire's latest album Everything Now has been out for months now, you can't actually hear all of it — or at least not on Canadian radio.
As a recent Global News report points out [via Stereogum], the Montreal band's Everything Now single "Creature Comfort" has been censored for Canadian radio stations. It's not for the usual use of profanity, however, as the words "suicide," "dying," "pills" and "cut" have been removed from the song.
As you can see in the Global report below, one of the censored lines is lines, "Assisted suicide / She dreams about dying all the time," while another is "Some girls hate themselves / Hide under the covers with sleeping pills and / Some girls cut themselves / Stand in the mirror and wait for the feedback."
According to Global, the news broadcaster reached out for comment from the Arcade Fire team as to why "Creature Comfort" was edited in Canada, but Global had yet to hear back.
The Global story is titled "The Breakdown: Pop Music & Suicide," and you can watch it for yourself below, where you can also find the uncensored version of "Creature Comfort."