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13 Things You Didn’t Know About Arcade Fire and Funeral

on September 18, 2014, 5:00pm
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7. Richard Reed Parry brought the “oooh oooh” chorus to “Wake Up”


Richard Reed Parry: I recall I brought the idea for the last section of “Wake Up”, the one with the “ooooh ooooh ooooh”, and that litlte Motown sound. The day we played it together, I came up with this melody on the organ and sang above it and we thought ourselves “oh ok,” this melody can be voices, we just have to find the right voice for this part. So we tried something choral, and it worked.

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