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Arcade Fire’s Will Butler Writes Song About Greek Debt Crisis

"Clean Monday" First Entry in Guardian News Story Series

Feb 24, 2015 Will Butler
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As promised, Arcade Fire‘s Will Butler has begun his effort to write and record a brand new song each day this week using the news stories printed in The Guardian newspaper as his inspiration. Yesterday Butler delivered the track “Clean Monday,” drawing from this article about the Greek debt crisis. “I was reading The Guardian’s live coverage of the forthcoming Greek proposals of how they’re going to pay off their debts, when a little blurb popped up explaining that the Greek markets were closed today because it was ‘Clean Monday’—the Greek Orthodox equivalent of Ash Wednesday,” writes Butler on the newspaper’s website. “It was an amazing/hilarious (well, maybe mildly amusing) coincidence to me that the Greek ministers were scrambling and figuring out how to avoid strict austerity on the day that Lent starts.”

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