Cities and sprawl

by diego terna

Arcade Fire tell us that, often, living in the sprawl is not an option.

We can feel a sort of claustrophobia, despite the lights, or, maybe, because of them.

[…] Living in the sprawl, dead shopping malls rise
Like mountains beyond mountains
And there’s no end in sight […]

Arcade Fire, Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains), The Suburbs, 2010