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James Murphy's collaboration with Arcade Fire confirmed

07 December 2012, 15:45 | Written by Luke Morgan Britton


It’s been confirmed that James Murphy is set to appear on the next Arcade Fire record.

The news came courtesy of the latter band’s manager Scott Rodger, who revealed the collaboration in Music Week.

Rodger wrote in an article:

“the band is working with Murphy on three or so songs, plus Markus Davis who is a long-time collaborator. They write too many songs — that’s a good problem to have. There’s around 35 songs with Arcade Fire, two albums’-worth for sure.”

Murphy has not been so open, however.

In an interview Huffington Post, Murphy said it was “not necessarily true.”

“We don’t work like that. Because I work with friends, if I have time and they’re doing something and I’m on the East Coast, then we can do something. But also they don’t need a producer, in a way. They produce themselves. When I was making my record, any number of people came and spent a couple weeks or a week hanging out and being involved in the process.”

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