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Arcade Fire’s Will Butler announces new solo album ‘Generations’

He’s also sharing new track ‘Surrender’ to celebrate.

Five years on since the release of his debut album ‘Policy’, Will Butler has confirmed that his brand new solo album ‘Generations’ will be arriving on 25th September via Merge.

Sharing brand new track ‘Surrender’ alongside the news, Will explains, “’Surrender’ is masquerading as a love song, but it’s more about friendship. About the confusion that comes as people change—didn’t you use to have a different ideal? Didn’t we have the same ideal at some point? Which of us changed? How did the world change? Relationships that we sometimes wish we could let go of, but that are stuck within us forever.

“It’s also about trying to break from the first-person view of the world. ‘What can I do? What difference can I make?’ It’s not about some singular effort—you have to give yourself over to another power. Give over to people who have gone before who’ve already built something—you don’t have to build something new! The world doesn’t always need a new idea, it doesn’t always need a new personality. What can you do with whatever power and money you’ve got? Surrender it over to something that’s already made. And then the song ends with an apology—I’m sorry I’ve been talking all night. Cause talking like that, man, not always useful.”

Check out the new track and see the full ‘Generations’ track list below.

‘Generations’ Tracklisting:
1. Outta Here
2. Bethlehem
3. Close My Eyes
4. I Don’t Know What I Don’t Know
5. Surrender
6. Hide It Away
7. Hard Times
8. Promised
9. Not Gonna Die
10. Fine

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