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Arcade Fire’s Will Butler to Write Song a Day Based on News Stories Published in “The Guardian”

Starting Next Week

Feb 20, 2015 Will Butler
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On March 10, Arcade Fire‘s Will Butler will release his debut solo album Policy. Ahead of the new LP’s arrival however, Butler has revealed that next week he will be writing a song a day based on the news stories published in The Guardian, posting the resulting works on the newspaper’s website.

“It was partly inspired by Bob Dylan, who used to announce that certain songs were based on headlines,” Butler says in an interview with The Guardian. “It would be a song he wrote in two weeks or something, such as ‘The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll,’ which is one of the greatest songs ever. So I’ve set myself an impossible bar.”

Butler adds, ““It’s a cruel thing, but sometimes you read something and think, ‘Uh oh. I could make something really meaty out of that.’ Something like the Dominique Strauss-Kahn trial – my God, that’s the gnarliest story in the world, but it’s interesting. Or you might read a science headline and think, ‘The universe is so much bigger than I thought it was.’ There’s something really beautiful in that.”

Stay tuned as the songs surface next week.



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