Screengrab from "Electric Blue" music video.

The aftermath of a Mardi Gras parade sets the scene for Arcade Fire’s new music video

In preparation for the release of their fifth studio album, Everything Now, indie rock giants Arcade Fire have put out a series of singles—complete with music videos—over the past six weeks. The latest addition to that canon is “Electric Blue,” a danceworthy number anchored by disco-style synth lines and the vocal stylings of singer and multi-instrumentalist Régine Chassagne.

Notably, the music video for the new tune finds Chassagne leisurely strolling through the aftermath of a Mardi Gras parade along New Orleans’ Uptown parade route (the Miller Recreation Center on Napoleon Avenue can be seen in the background on multiple occasions). Clean-up crews, excited children and forgotten beads are, unsurprisingly, part of the equation. It’s also not the first time that the people of New Orleans have made a cameo in the band’s work, as their relatively new single “Everything Now” features a crowd vocal track that was recorded during last year’s Voodoo Fest.  

Chassagne and her husband, Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler, have taken up residence in New Orleans over the past few years. The band recorded part of their upcoming album in the Crescent City, where they will headline a show at the UNO Lakefront Arena on Tuesday, September 26.

Everything Now is slated for release on July 28 via Columbia Records.