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Arcade Fire release a 45-minute song through Headspace's mindfulness app

Kris Holt
·Contributing Writer
·1-min read

Mindfulness app Headspace is about more than sleep and meditation assistance. It's now a platform on which Grammy-winning artists are releasing new music. Arcade Fire just created a 45-minute instrumental piece called “Memories In The Age Of Anxiety” for the app.

The band wrote in an Instagram post that the track was a collaboration with John Legend and Headspace. Legend has curated a Headspace playlist that features “Memories In The Age Of Anxiety." Arcade Fire noted that it offers "meditative vibes to help you focus and feel inspired."

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Along with Arcade Fire and Legend, Headspace has worked with a number of other artists, including St Vincent, Madlib, Sudan Archives and Hans Zimmer. Endel, a rival relaxation app has partnered with musicians such as Grimes and Toro Y Moi to create AI-enhanced soundscapes.

It's actually the first release of an Arcade Fire studio recording since 2019, as Stereogum points out. Putting out “Memories In The Age Of Anxiety” on Headspace makes a lot of sense, though. There isn't much that would send me to sleep faster than a 45-minute Arcade Fire song.