DJ Pick of the Week: Arcade Fire, 'Creature Comfort'

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Arcade Fire, 'Everything Now'
Arcade Fire, 'Everything Now' (Guy Aroch)

My DJ pick of the week is "Creature Comfort" from the new Arcade Fire album, Everything Now. This is absolutely my favorite song from the new record; it's hooky and danceable, but with dark and meaningful lyrics. For anyone who has ever felt the pressure to conform to the unrealistic expectations from society (which is, I'm guessing, every warmed-blooded human being), you'll relate to this song's message in a big way. The combination of the music and lyrics in "Creature Comfort" makes me want to push back and take a stand against those societal expectations of perfection, even though the pressure never seems to go away. It's just a matter of what creature comforts help us to numb the pain.

Some boys hate themselves
Spend their lives resenting their fathers
Some girls hate their bodies
Stand in the mirror and wait for the feedback
Saying God, make me famous
If you can't just make it painless
Just make it painless

- Arcade Fire "Creature Comfort"

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