First New Will Butler Music Since Leaving Arcade Fire

June 1, 2022

At the end of March ’22, perhaps you were shocked when Arcade Fire announced that Will Butler was leaving the band. Butler said, “There was no acute reason beyond that I’ve changed and the band has changed over the last almost 20 years. Time for new things.”

Well, the wait, albeit a short wait, is over. Check out two new songs, ‘A Stranger’s House’ and ‘Nearer To Thee’, below!

These two new songs were released yesterday via Merge Records. Butler will tour North America with a five piece band to support the songs.

Butler’s last solo album was 2020’s Generations.

Meanwhile, Arcade Fire released their sixth album WE back in March ’22.

Do you think Will will have the same kind of success he’s enjoyed the last two decades with Arcade Fire? 


Written by Todd Hancock