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New Arcade Fire Single Is Called 'Reflektor'

Clip will premiere next week

Arcade Fire performs in Leeds, England.
Gary Wolstenholme/Redferns
September 5, 2013 4:15 PM ET

The title of Arcade Fire's next single has been unveiled: "Reflektor." In a new interview, Dutch filmmaker Anton Corbijn shared that he's been working closely with the band on it. 

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"I'm working on a really great song at the moment: Arcade Fire's new single," Corbijn told the Daily Beast. "The song is called 'Reflektor' and you'll be able to see it Monday evening."

The band has been notoriously cryptic regarding the details of their new album, but confirmed yesterday in a video clip that something Arcade Fire-related would be released on September 9th at 9 p.m. Turns out, it's the video for the lead single off the band's upcoming fourth LP, due out on October 29th.

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