Arcade Fire release ‘We Exist’ video

By on May 18, 2014

Arcade Fire

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Arcade Fire’s video for “We Exist,” starring Andrew Garfield in a narrative that begins in a nondescript locale and concludes live on stage during the band’s second weekend headline set at this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, can now be viewed in its entirety at

“We Exist” is a 6:18 long story of one young person’s struggle with gender identity set to the soundtrack of the second track from Arcade Fire’s Reflektor album. The band’s Win Butler has described the song as “about a gay kid talking to his dad,” specifically coming out to his straight father, and  has introduced it during recent live performances with the statement, “The right to marry anyone you want is a human rights issue.”


Author: DaveHHM

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