- 05 Jul 17
Butler says “it wasn’t written for the 4th of July, but it feels appropriate.”
Will Butler shared a demo last night on his Soundcloud called ‘Anything You Want.’ The solo tune features keys and vocals, and Butler’s take on American history in an anecdotal tone.
The chorus for the song “is, um, by Roy Orbison,” the singer tweeted. It samples the 1989 hit ‘You Got It.’
It's about George Washington, and my family, and America. It wasn't written for the 4th of July, but it feels appropriate.
— Will Butler (@butlerwills) July 5, 2017
Butler uploaded the demo from London, where Arcade Fire appeared at York Hall last night as part of their 'Infinite Content' tour. During their performance the band also debuted a new song called ‘Chemistry,’ from their upcoming album Everything Now.
— Ian Reynolds ? (@ianreynolds_5) July 4, 2017
The Canadian indie group played two songs from the new record during their set at Malahide Castle in Dublin last month. They also performed a stripped down version of one of those, ‘Creature Fear,’ in a surprise gig/dance party later that night at Whelan’s.
Arcade Fire appear for a second show in York Hall tonight, before moving on to a gig in Manchester.