Will Butler has left Arcade Fire – Music News
Will Butler has left Arcade Fire.
The 39-year-old musician has announced he has decided to end his 18-year tenure with the Canadian indie rock band – completed by brother Win and wife Regine Chassagne, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara – for nothing in particular. reason other than he feels their direction has “changed” somewhat.
In a series of tweets, Will explained that he left before the band’s next album, “We”, was recorded.
He told fans: “Hi friends – I left Arcade Fire… I left at the end of last year, after the new album was finished. There was no acute reason beyond the fact that I’ve changed – and the band has changed – over the past almost 20 years. It’s time for new things.
The band’s multi-instrumentalist and backing vocalist is instead focused on new ventures, including getting involved in the music for award-winning playwright David Adjmi’s upcoming play alongside his own solo projects.
Will said, “I’m working on a new record; I’m booking gigs this summer. I’m working on the music for a David Adjmi piece (which is so good). A few other projects are on the way.”
“vision to life”.
He added: “Thank you to everyone who came to the AF shows, or bought a record, or liked our music. It’s important to be a part of your life. Thank you to the team, to the staff, management, label folks, bands, artists, and friends who have helped bring our vision to life for so many years.”
Arcade Fire’s first album since 2017’s “Everything Now” is out May 6.