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Arcade Fire released an epic 45-minute single — in Headspace’s meditation app

Arcade Fire has a new single out — sort of. The Canadian indie rock band has released a new 45-minute instrumental composition called “Memories In The Age Of Anxiety,” but the new song is actually a collaboration with meditation app Headspace, and you can only listen to it there.

The new track was created in collaboration with John Legend and, as , is one of the first new pieces of music from the group since its cover of “” in the 2019 live-action version of Dumbo. (It’s the band’s first original song since its 2017 studio album Everything Now.)

Unfortunately for frugal Arcade Fire fans, it’s also locked behind a paywall in Headspace as part of the app’s Headspace Plus subscription, which costs $12.99 per month or $69.99 per year. You can listen to a snippet in the group’s Instagram post announcing the collaboration, which gives a mere glimpse of the soaring synthesizers and pulsing beats that Arcade Fire is known for. But if you want to hear the whole thing, you’ll have to pay up.

Disclosure: John Legend is on the board of directors for Vox Media, The Verge’s parent company.

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