Butler will release 'Policy' in March 2015
Will Butler of Arcade Fire has teased the release of debut solo album ‘Policy’ with a trailer featuring music from the record. See below to stream now.
‘Policy’ will be released on March 16 via Merge Records with new single ‘Take My Side’ set to be premiered by Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1 tonight. 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 .
Butler performed a rare solo set of original material at Brooklyn venue Baby’s All Right last month. Footage of the multi-instrumentalist’s performance is available to watch online (see below).