Arcadia - Election Day (1985)
- 80's score: 1.73
"Election Day" is the first single released by the Duran Duran offshoot band, Arcadia. It was released by Parlophone Records ...
"Election Day" is the first single released by the Duran Duran offshoot band, Arcadia.
It was released by Parlophone Records in October 1985 and subsequently hit the Top 10 on both sides of the Atlantic, peaking at No. 6 in the US and No. 7 in the UK. The single reached the Top 5 in New Zealand and Ireland. Along with the Arcadia members, "Election Day" features Grace Jones on vocals and speech segments.
The dark and moody video — with Gothic imagery inspired by Jean Cocteau's 1946 film, La Belle et la Bête — was shot in and around Paris in late September 1985. It was directed by Roger Christian. There is a short cameo appearance by an actor dressed like William S. Burroughs. A documentary film was made on the filming and production of the music video.