Arcade Fire are back with a new music video, this time for “Peter Pan”, one of the songs off their 2017 album Everything Now.
The video, set in Jamaica, features two versions of the track, one from Kingston-based production duo Equiknoxx and a dub remix by composer Jeremy Ashbourne.
Directed by the Jamaican-born Storm Saulter, the clip sees dancehall dancers Maleik Lamont and Rayana Campbell playing out a Peter and Wendy-inspired story throughout the streets and clubs of Jamaica. Saulter describes it as a “lo-fi teenage dancehall fairytale” in a press release.
“Peter Pan” follows the release of the unusual, animal-themed video for Everything Now track “Chemistry” back in June. “Chemistry” received a negative reaction from some fans who called it the “worst Arcade Fire song ever,” a criticism which frontman Win Butler responded to at the time.
The Canadian rock band have also been touring the world, including a special performance in London earlier this year with British icons Boy George, Jarvis Cocker, and Florence Welch.