Afterlife (Arcade Fire song)

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"Afterlife"
Single by Arcade Fire
from the album Reflektor
Released September 28, 2013
Format 12" vinyl, digital download
Recorded Sonovox Studios, Montreal
Genre Indie rock, dance-rock[1]
Length 5:52 (album version)
4:51 (radio edit)
Label Merge
Producer(s) James Murphy, Markus Dravs, Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire singles chronology
"Reflektor"
(2013)
"Afterlife"
(2013)
"We Exist"
(2014)

"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. The song was debuted on Saturday Night Live.[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song was released on November 21, 2013.[3] [4] The short film, directed by Emily Kai Bock, depicts a Mexican family dreaming of their missing mother.

The video won the 2014 Prism Prize.[5]

Live performances[edit]

The band performed "Afterlife" at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[6] 3
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[7] 14
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[8] 100
Canada Rock (Billboard)[9] 9
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[10] 22
US Rock Airplay (Billboard)[11] 43
US Adult Alternative Songs (Billboard)[12] 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deusner, Stephen M. (September 9, 2013). "Arcade Fire: "Afterlife"". Pitchfork. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ Minsker, Evan. "Watch: Arcade Fire Debut "Afterlife", Perform "Reflektor" on "Saturday Night Live"". Pitchfork. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Ayers, Mike. "Arcade Fire Release Gorgeously Melancholy 'Afterlife' Video". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Wood, Mikael. "Watch: Arcade Fire scores dreams in moody 'Afterlife' video". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Emily Kai Bock wins Prism Prize for Arcade Fire video". Global News, March 23, 2014.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Arcade Fire – Afterlife" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Arcade Fire – Afterlife" (in French). Ultratip.
  8. ^ "Arcade Fire Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Arcade Fire. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  9. ^ "Arcade Fire Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canada Rock for Arcade Fire. Retrieved 12 July 2014.
  10. ^ "Arcade Fire Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Alternative Songs for Arcade Fire. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  11. ^ "Arcade Fire Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Rock Airplay for Arcade Fire. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  12. ^ "Arcade Fire Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Alternative Songs for Arcade Fire. Retrieved 10 June 2014.