Arcade Fire has released a new 45-minute original piece of music called “Memories of the Age of Anxiety”. The music is available in the meditation and sleep app Headspace. It promises “a meditative mood that helps you focus and feel inspired.”

The band’s last album was Everything Now in 2017. A new album from Arcade Fire was promised last year when Win Butler said work on a new album was “fluid” in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The band played a new song called “Generation A” on Stephen Colbert’s 2020 election special.

Everything Now – with “Creature Comfort”, “Signs of Life” and the title track – was advertised with free cereal boxes and fake news articles. They then recorded a rendition of a 1941 Disney song for Tim Burton’s 2019 film Dumbo.