Arcade Fire performs "Afterlife" live at the YouTube Music Awards.
Directed by Spike Jonze.
Live Show Director John Gonzalez.
Presented by Kia.
Produced by Sunset Lane Entertainment and VICE.
"Afterlife" is a song by Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire. It was released on September 28, 2013, as a single from the band's fourth studio album, Reflektor.
Reflektor is the fourth studio album by the Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire. It was released on October 28, 2013 through Sonovox Records in Canada and Merge Records in the US. Reflektor is a double album which was recorded in multiple studios and was co-produced by LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy, regular Arcade Fire producer Markus Dravs, and the band themselves.
Influenced by Haitian rara music, the 1959 film Black Orpheus and Søren Kierkegaard's essay, "Two Ages", Reflektor's release was preceded by a guerrilla marketing campaign inspired by veve drawings, and the release of a limited edition single, "Reflektor", credited to the fictional band The Reflektors on September 9, 2013.
Upon release, Reflektor received positive reviews from music critics and had a successful commercial performance. The album was recognized as one of The 100 Best Albums of the Decade So Far, a list published by Pitchfork in August 2014.