Andrew Garfield in Arcade Fire's 'We Exist' video.
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Arcade Fire have rolled out some unforgettable visuals for their fourth album, Reflektor—including bobbleheads, Kenzo outfits, and two music videos just for the disco dance-along title track—but their latest one is poised to be their most important. The video for “We Exist,” a track about a man coming out to his father, sees The Amazing Spider-Man 2 star Andrew Garfield playing the protagonist and wearing drag.
In the 22-second teaser for the video, Garfield walks through the crowd at Coachella in a white lace dress, blonde wig, and pink face paint reminiscent of Zoro’s mask—which is a look that AF frontman Win Butler has worn throughout their Reflektor Tour. The scene, spliced together with an emotional Garfield shaving his head in his bedroom, is not only scored by live audio from Arcade Fire’s Coachella set, but was also shot at the festival. While playing Coachella, Butler told the crowd, “The right to marry anyone you want is a human rights issue.”
There’s no word yet on when the full video drops, but stay tuned here for updates.