Will Butler of Arcade Fire debuts first solo track ‘Take My Side’ – listen

Solo album 'Policy' will be released on March 16

Will Butler of Arcade Fire has revealed the first song from his forthcoming solo album. Scroll down to listen to ‘Take My Side’ now.

The song will feature on Butler’s debut solo album ‘Policy’, due for release on March 16 via Merge Records. The album was recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York and features Arcade Fire’s Jeremy Gara on drums.


In a press release accompanying news of the album, the music on ‘Policy’ is compared to Violent Femmes, The Breeders, The Modern Lovers, Bob Dylan, Smokey Robinson, The Magnetic Fields, Ghostface Killah and John Lennon.

Earlier this year Butler was nominated for an Oscar for his soundtrack to the Spike Jonze film Her. As well as touring with Arcade Fire this year, including a headline set at Glastonbury, Will Butler also scored a documentary about a Barack Obama impersonator living in New York .

Check out a trailer for ‘Policy’ below.