Arcade Fire are currently on tour promoting their latest album, Reflektor, and one of their stops was at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April. While there, they also filmed a music video for “We Exist,” and you can watch a trailer for it below.
The video stars Andrew Garfield, who has acted in The Social Network and The Amazing Spiderman, as a cross-dresser facing some demons and wandering around the music festival. The storyling fits with the lyrics of “We Exist,” which deal with an identity crisis and a someone growing up feeling they don’t belong. “Daddy it’s true, I’m different from you/but tell me why they treat me like this?” sings Win Butler.
Before the album came out, Win described “We Exist” in an interview with Time Out Magazine, saying that it is a song about a gay kid talking to his dad. “In dominant cultures there’s what’s normal, and everything else is abnormal. It’s one of the darker tendencies of humanity to think everyone should fit into a mould.”
No word on a release date for the video, but while you wait you can watch the awesome Here Comes The Night Time, which features a live performance of “We Exist” along with “Here Comes The Night Time” and “Normal Person.”