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Will Butler leaves Arcade Fireplace: “Time for brand new issues”

Will Butler leaves Arcade Fireplace: “Time for brand new issues”

Will Butler leaves Arcade Fire: "Time for new things"

Will Butler has introduced that he’s stop Arcade Fireplace after twenty years within the band.

The band, who multi-instrumentalist Butler based alongside brother Win in Montreal within the early 2000s, returned this week with information of sixth album, ‘WE’, and a video for first single ‘The Lightning I, II’, during which Butler didn’t seem.

In a brand new collection of tweets posted tonight (March 19), Butler has revealed that he left the band on the finish of final 12 months, saying that it’s “time for brand new issues” and that the band stay his “family and friends”.

Butler wrote: Hello mates— I’ve left Arcade Fireplace. I left on the finish of final 12 months, after the brand new report was full. There was no acute motive past that I’ve modified—and the band has modified—during the last virtually 20 years. Time for brand new issues.”

In a collection of follow-up tweets, Butler revealed that he has begun work on a brand new solo album, which is able to comply with 2020’s ‘Generations’, amongst different tasks.

He added: “Thanks to anybody who’s come out to AF exhibits, or purchased a report, or loves our music. It’s significant to be a part of your lives. Thanks to the crew, employees, administration, label folks, bands, artists, and mates who’ve helped carry our imaginative and prescient to life for thus a few years.”

The band are nonetheless my family and friends. I’ll be round! See you round!”

‘WE’, Arcade Fireplace’s sixth studio album, will arrive on Might 6 through Columbia Information and has been produced with long-term Radiohead collaborator Nigel Godrich together with the band’s Win Butler and Régine Chassagne.

Talking in regards to the new album, Butler stated creating it was “the longest we’ve ever spent writing, uninterrupted, most likely ever.”

Described as a “concise 40 minute epic” in a press release, it incorporates seven songs and is “as a lot in regards to the forces that threaten to tug us away from the folks we love, as it’s impressed by the pressing want to beat them”, based on a press launch.

It added: “‘WE’’s cathartic journey follows a definable arc from darkness into mild over the course of seven songs divided into two distinct sides – Facet ‘I’ channeling the concern and loneliness of isolation and Facet ‘WE’ expressing the enjoyment and energy of reconnection.”

Reviewing comeback single ‘The Lightning I, II’, NME wrote: “The Lightning I, II’ will definitely hit a chord with long-time followers of the band. It by some means appears deeply heartfelt and barely unnerving unexpectedly; humongous in its sound, however acquainted and intimate to those that’ve adopted them for almost twenty years. It feels pleasingly like we’ve been right here earlier than, however by no means fairly this far into Arcade Fireplace’s modus operandi.”

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