Arcade Fire, the Canadian indie rock group fronted by Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, is releasing a feature film called “The Reflektor Tapes” — a title in direct reference to their latest album, “Reflektor.” The film is directed by Kahlil Joseph, who is already a seasoned veteran of the cinematic music scene having previously worked on films with FKA Twigs, Kendrick Lamar and Flying Lotus, among others.
A new first look trailer for the film has been released, featuring a chaotic montage of the band’s trip to Haiti, Win Butler playing and destroying a drum onstage and plenty of wild outfits for which Arcade Fire has become known. Appearing to mirror the intense, complex emotion that often acts as a backdrop for Arcade Fire’s innovative music, “The Reflektor Tapes” promises insight into the group’s creative process (and the pitfalls along the way) in a cohesive story of how the band evolved. The film will also debut a new Arcade Fire track.
“The Reflektor Tapes” will be released in theaters on September 24. Updates can be found on the film’s website.