Arcade Fire debuted their new song, Afterlife¸ on Saturday Night Live. As is the case with most new songs that premiere on national television, it was met with something of a mixed reaction.
Although the new tune is undeniably catchy and will probably be a radio regular for a while, the good folks on Twitter and Facebook insisted that this was a departure from what made Arcade Fire great. The standard insults were hurled, including, but not limited to: calling all involved sell outs, drug use references and the inevitable calls for the band to break up.
Was it really that bad? Decide for yourselves.
Reflektor is set to debut on Oct. 28.