This year’s Bridge School Benefit–an annual all-acoustic show organized by Neil Young to benefit special needs children–saw sets from the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, and the Arcade Fire. The latter band’s set featured a brand new song, performed in collaboration with Young himself.
According to Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler, the song came to him in a dream, and after listening to a recording he made upon waking up, he realized it sounded a lot like Young. Fittingly, he named the tune “I Dreamed a Neil Young Song.”
The song itself is charming if a little slight, but it’s worth it to see the old master joining the Arcade Fire onstage to add his trademark harmonica flourishes and make a valiant attempt at some backing vocals. Watch and listen above.