After previewing, on Tuesday, an interview with Win Butler from Arcade Fire in which he confirmed the new album, Reflektor, would be a double album with some songs, such as the title track, over seven minutes long, BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe aired the entire interview yesterday which revealed a lot more about the band's fourth album.

Butler revealed how the mix of styles on the album, head on its excellent title track, came about, with the band spending a month in Jamaica with the producer of Neon Bible and The Suburbs, Marcus Dravs, before heading off to New York City to work with LCD Soundsystem legend James Murphy.

It seems the band mainly drew influence from their time in Haiti, a place they have a strong connection to with most of the profits from their The Suburbs tour, merchandise wise, going to the continuing relief effort after the 2010 Haitian earthquake. For this record, the band are joined by Haitian congo players with Butler saying that, "The grooves are really deep. These conga beats are the language in Haiti. They're how people communicate." This, in turn, influenced drummer Jeremy Gara and led to a further focus on the percussive side of things, "If you get James tapping his foot, you're on the right track."

Butler described the album as a "mash up of Studio 54 and Haitian voodoo." It seems that Arcade Fire's ethos at this point in their career is to smash boundaries and experiment. "We're at the point in our lives, career, where we've accomplished a lot," Butler said. "When it comes down to the music, we're doing things we haven't done before. It's really a joyful time... to me the joy of making music in 2013 is you're allowed to like Sex Pistols and ABBA and that's fine. It's such an explosion, anything that's good rises to the top, and we want music that respects that."

You can listen to the full interview with Zane Lowe on BBC iPlayer.

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