While he was working with Arcade Fire, David Bowie loved 'Reflektor' so much he wanted to steal it for himself, says the band's Richard Reed Parry.

Speaking to NME this week, Parry explained what it was like to work with the British icon.

"It was just after The Next Day had come out. He basically just came by the studio in New York while we were mixing, just to have a listen to the stuff we were doing," explains Parry. "He offered to lend us his services because he really liked the song. In fact, he basically threatened us – he was like, 'If you don't hurry up and mix this song, I might just steal it from you!'"

"...We thought, well why don't we go one better, why don't you sing on our version? Thankfully he obliged, and we were really happy about that."

Reflektor, the band's fourth album, is set for release on October 28. Ever the intriguing character, Frontman Win Butler recently described the album, which is a double, as a "mash-up of Studio 54 and Haitian voodoo."

Check the video to lead single 'Reflektor' below.

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