Music Monday: Arcade Fire - “Abraham’s Daughter”
June 10, 2013
Yeah, I read The Hunger Games. Yeah, I was excited for the movie. Yes, I’m excited for the next installment of the trilogy (November 11, 2013). However, I was more than pleasantly surprised with the soundtrack for the motion picture. The first track from The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 and Beyond was by none other than the Montreal-based indie group responsible for the heretical 2007 album Neon Bible. For the indie hipsters out there, I am of course talking about Arcade Fire. The rest of the album is quite good too, but the first track “Abraham’s Daughter” is an ode to the forgotten and/or nameless warriors out there who fight oppression and religious fanaticism simply because it is the right thing to do.
As always, if you get a chance, send your suggestions for future Music Mondays to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, leave a comment below, or @tweet us at @CFIOnCampus. Your suggestions, along with future and past songs, may end up in the official Course of Reason Music Monday Spofity playlist that anyone can listen to.
About the Author: Cody HashmanCody Hashman is a Campus and Community Organizer at the Center for Inquiry. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa, with a degree in Psychology, where he was the co-founder and president of the UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers.
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