As Arcade Fire gears up for the release of their new album, ‘Reflektor,’ later this month, the band has been adding not-so-secret shows to their docket including an upcoming gig for Neil Young’s Bridge School charity.
“I have three wonderful kids and its fun to look at the world through their eyes,” he said. “It’s inspiring. And then I have a few love songs. It’s just usually me trying to make my wife laugh and then they end up being the songs.”
“He sang the harmony of the song and played some Weissenborn slide guitar. That was really neat, to think that we’ve known each other for almost 15 years now.”
“Even when life isn’t always easy, it’s just nicer when you have somebody you can share it with,” he said.
“From what I hear, I sound like I’m in a good place on this album,” he joked this week in an exclusive interview.
When asked to describe the upcoming new album, Johnson laid it out quite succinctly: “All the love songs are for my wife. The break-up songs are for my friends.”
The Bonnaroo webcast includes headlining performances from Paul McCartney, the xx, The Lumineers, Edward Sharpe, Wu-Tang Clan, Nas and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.