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Arcade Fire’s Will Butler Writes Song São Paulo, Brazil’s Water Shortage

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Feb 26, 2015 Will Butler Bookmark and Share

Following his tracks “Waving Flag” and “Clean Monday,” Arcade Fire‘s Will Butler has premiered a brand new track in his week-long effort to write a song a day utilizing the news stories of The Guardian for inspiration. Titled “You Must Be Kidding,” the new track tackles the subject of an ongoing water shortage in São Paulo, Brazil.

“On this latest Arcade Fire tour I got to spend a couple of days in São Paulo,” Butler writes. “It was my first quality time spent in the city, and I loved it. Musician friends of friends showed us around. There’s a bonkers energy and, like most cities I love, a mind-bending blend of cultures. It was exhausting, mostly in a good way. I can’t wait to go back. The first time I went to São Paulo I was jet-lagged and relatively inexperienced with traveling. It was on the Funeral tour. I think we spent a day and a half in town, most of it inside the hotel which was behind a high fence with razor wire and armed guards outside. It was a weird, intense scene, that hotel. I bet that hotel will figure out a way to get water no matter how low the supply gets.”

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