Arcade Fire has released a brand-new track, but it’s only available on meditation and mindfulness app, Headspace. Find out more here.

Memories in the Age of Anxiety is a 45-minute long instrumental track by Arcade Fire. Created in partnership with John Legend and Headspace, the song aims to promote focus and spark inspiration.

The “age of anxiety” is undoubtedly a reference to the jolly old Covid-19 pandemic, but also possibly to the age of social media and hyper-connectivity. It’s been a challenging time for staying productive working from home and maintaining motivation as a creative. Boasting “meditative vibes to help you focus”, this piece has been designed to help subscribers tune into a place of inspiration. This is befitting of a band who explained that work on a new album “was flowing”, when asked last year.

This is some of the first new music from Arcade Fire since they recorded Baby Mine for Tim Burton’s remake of Disney’s Dumbo in 2019. Unfortunately, for fans of the band, the track is only accessible via a paid subscription to Headspace. You can sign up for $12.99 per month or $69.99 per year. You can catch a brief snippet of the song on the band’s latest Instagram post.

Check out Synchedin for some great Collections of music and SFX for meditation and sleep. All tracks are free to stream in the background of videos, with the sync license covered. Subscriptions for full download access to the entire catalogue of royalty free music are just $4.99 per month of $49.99 per year.