Arcade Fire‘s Win Butler surprised fans at a Los Angeles karaoke bar this weekend, taking to the stage to perform the band’s ‘Intervention’ track.
The ‘Neon Bible’ track was presumably spotted on the karaoke bar’s system, leading to an unexpected performance from the indie star. Check out footage of the incident below, via Arcade Fire Tube.
Recently, Butler and Arcade Fire’s Regine Chassagne released a new song ahead of their Krewe du Kanaval event in New Orleans.
Teaming up with the Preservation Hall Horns and the rock-and-roots Haitian band RAM, the new track ‘Ann Ale! (Let’s Go!)’ is the festival’s 2018 theme song.
The track features both Haitian Creole and English lyrics, and a distinctively Arcade Fire-esque euphoric chorus.
The event aims to raise money for KANPE, the Haitian charity co-founded by Chassagne, and the local Preservation Hall Foundation.
Listen on the Krewe du Kanaval website.
The motto of the 2018 festival is the Haitian phrase “Tout moun se moun”, which means “everyone is someone.”
Win Butler recently took to Twitter to criticise comments made by Donald Trump in which the American president allegedly referred to a number of Central American and African nations as “shithole countries”.
“Trumps comments about Haiti, reflect nothing on the amazing country, and only on his own racism and xenophobia,” Butler commented.
“Haiti is one of the most special and amazing places I’ve been on this earth, and we need more Haitian-Americans.”