This is where The Suburbs really gets going. An eerie, hanging violin note and reverb heavy, single-note guitar line give way to a driving punk rhythm on the drums and bass.
This rhythm section has an urgency to it last seen on Neon Bible stand-out No Cars Go (a track which had already appeared on the band’s debut EP).
A few months back the band hinted that this album was going to have a slight synth-pop influence to it and Ready To Start is the first time we see Arcade Fire using synth sweeps to create atmospheric sounds in place of their more traditional violins.
As the track goes on the guitars give way to a synth bass breakdown before slowly building back into a crescendo ending.