Normal Person

Album: Reflektor (2013)

Songfacts®:

  • This song starts with Butler posing the question, "Do you like rock 'n' roll music? Because I don't know if I do." Speaking with NME, the Arcade Fire frontman deflected any suggestions that he hates the genre. "I thought it was funny, starting a radio song like that," said Butler. "There's a lot of visceral simplicity in rock 'n' roll music, but a lot of times the roll gets lost. We're trying to keep it in there."
  • Arcade Fire multi Instrumentalist Will Butler told The Guardian that the band "recorded a ton of punk rock stuff," which isn't on Reflektor, "that is just abrasive like nobody's business." He added there are remnants of it still on such tracks this one and 'Joan Of Arc.' "Just a bit in some of the edginess of it, it's still there," he said.

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