Month of May

Album: The Suburbs (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • This is a track from Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire's third studio album, The Suburbs. Vocalist Win Butler said of the song's meaning to NPR Music: "Living in Montreal, the winters are so insane that in May, when the winter starts to break, there's a crazy feel in the air."
  • A blast of Canadian winter can be heard on this punky track. Co-vocalist and multi instrumentalist Regine Chassagne explained to Q magazine: "It's the sound of the wind outside our home in Montreal."
  • The song popped into Win Butler's head as he was driving in Montreal in Spring. He explained to Q magazine: "The winters are so crazy and long there that when spring comes there's almost this violent energy. The song tries to capture that pent up feeling and excitement about wanting to go outside again. It was a simple song so it needed a simple tune to go with it."

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