28 November 2011

Music | Spraaaawl

I always find it weird when my favourite song on an album is the least promoted. When I listened to Arcade Fire's 'The Suburbs' when it was released last year, I instantly fell in love with the song Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains). Now, over a year later, I'm looking for the official music video.... and.... nothing. Huh? This is a fan-made edit:

But as a well-meaning viewer on YouTube said:

2:49 is like meating god (sic)

What is it about this song that I find so addictive? Perhaps just a longing for 80s dream pop combined with a misspent youth watching The Mysterious Cities of Gold on repeat.