Arcade Fire “Unconditional I (Lookout Kid)” Video

Arcade Fire have shared a new video for “Unconditional I (Lookout Kid)." The track is off the band's new album WE, available via Columbia
Arcade Fire have shared a new video for “Unconditional I (Lookout Kid)." The track is off the band's new album WE

Arcade Fire have shared “Unconditional I (Lookout Kid),” the second video from Arcade Fire’s “excellent sixth album” (The New Yorker), WE, released May 6 via Columbia Records.

Directed by Academy Award nominee Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild) and edited by Affonso Gonçalves (Todd Haynes’ The Velvet Underground). Zeitlin’s approach employs fragmented images revolving around a set of thematic ideas — youth, loneliness, pleasure, pain — all converging around unconditional love, and all using wind as the central visual mechanism. The wind is captured at its most destructive and frustrating, but ultimately as building toward an understanding that, like all forces of nature, when we accept and love them they can elevate us. “Unconditional I (Lookout Kid)” intersperses this imagery with glimpses of Arcade Fire performing the song at its recent New Orleans and Coachella performances—all this and a supporting cast of inflatable air dancers.

The album’s release coincided with the announcement of Arcade Fire’s fall world tour. The “WE” arena tour will bring the full production of Arcade Fire’s “must-see live act” (Variety) experience to global stages, launching in Dublin on Tuesday, August 30 and running through December 1 in Toronto. The North American leg of the “WE” tour — featuring Beck playing a nightly acoustic set — will kick off October 28 in Washington D.C., while Europe will include Feist for all shows.

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