Arcade Fire have seemingly hinted at their imminent return, after fans received a selection of mysterious postcards printed with what appears to be the band’s logo.
Photos shared to Reddit show postcards bearing the message “we missed you”, alongside what appears to be a snippet of hand-drawn musical sheet music.
As Dork initially reported, the notes seemingly reflect the opening bars of an imminent comeback track for the band, with one fan already playing them on guitar and uploading the results to Soundcloud.
In addition, stickers with the same cartoon drawing of an eye with arms and legs have begun to appear in locations across London, alongside the message “unsubscribe”.
The band, whose last album was 2017’s ‘Everything Now’, is yet to comment on the speculation. Rolling Stone UK has contacted their representatives for comment.
Their last public appearance came late last year, when band leaders & husband/wife duo Win Butler & Regine Chassagne performed at a Las Vegas event called the ‘Galaverse Crypto Party’.
Introducing ‘My Body Is A Cage’ from the band’s 2007 album ‘Neon Bible’, Butler said: “You know that dream that you have where you’re, like, in Las Vegas and your band’s not there and you’re about to sing, and then you turn around and there’s a bunch of people eating dinner? Yeah, it’s a fucked up dream.”
In late 2020, Butler told the Rick Rubin’s Broken Record podcast the band recorded “two or three” albums during the pandemic.
“We had been writing for a year and we’re doing our first session towards the record when Covid came down.
“I’ve just been writing, like I can’t remember a time where I’ve written more.”