14/04/2020

Win Butler confirma que la banda está grabando material "inquietantemente relacionado con lo que está sucediendo ahora". Una de sus nuevas canciones, de hecho, se llama 'Age of Anxiety'.

Hoy nos llegan noticias de una de las bandas más veneradas de este milenio: tres años después de Everything Now, los canadienses Arcade Fire están grabando ya su sexto disco de estudio. Así lo ha confirmado el propio Win Butler a través de una serie de publicaciones en Instagram cuyos larguísimos apuntes, escritos a mano la noche del lunes en vísperas de su 40º cumpleaños, apuntan a que él y Régine Chassagne han estado escribiendo nuevo material durante los últimos dos años: “Hemos estado explorando muchos temas líricos y musicales que casi están inquietantemente relacionados con lo que está sucediendo ahora». Al parecer, llevaban ya un par de meses en el estudio cuando estalló la crisis de la COVID-19.

Butler incluso ironiza sobre el hecho de que una de sus nuevas canciones se llame ‘Age of Anxiety’ pese a que fue escrita hace ya un año, no en plena situación de colapso por la pandemia. «Sobra decir que la composición se ha intensificado, y el trabajo está fluyendo … Es desafiante como siempre, y con el mismo propósito», relata Butler, y añade que «aunque esta crisis finalmente puede cambiar o destruir aspectos de la industria musical, solo fortalecerá la música como una forma de arte. Nunca se ha sentido más esencial, espiritual e irremplazable… una iglesia que vive en el aire entre la fuente y tus oídos».

 

 

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Post 1/3 April 13,2020 To the wonderful fans of @arcadefire ,

First of all, I’m sorry if at any time, I have taken for granted the incredible privilege it has been to perform for you and have you engage and listen to our music.

On the eve of my 40th birthday, I find myself reflecting on my last big birthday; turning 30 (both excellent times to reflect). We were in Austin completing vocals and finishing touches on “The Suburbs”. Will, Spike and I had been intensely working on the script that would become “Scenes from the Suburbs.” Trying to finish a record that was so intensely personal was overwhelming. I didn’t even have the energy to celebrate, but we still went to a little Tex Mex place (definitely my death row cuisine of choice😊) I remember sitting in the fake leather booth, barely able to speak because of mental exhaustion, my true friends scattered all over the world and no where in sight, and thinking “It feels pretty great to be here at 30.” I was doing challenging work, with amazing band mates, making music I felt inspired by and driven to complete.

I’m happy to report that at 40, I’m still pretty much in the same zone!!

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Post 2/3 @arcadefire Regine and I have been writing for the last couple of years, and the band was a few months into recording new material when COVID-19 hit…We had been exploring a lot of lyrical and musical themes that feel almost eerily related to what is happening now (we actually have a song called Age of Anxiety written a year ago for Christ’s sake – ha ha ). Needless to say, the writing has intensified, and the work is flowing out… It is challenging as ever, and with just as much purpose. Though this crisis may ultimately change or destroy aspects of the music industry, I believe it will only strengthen music as an art form. It has never felt more essential, spiritual and irreplaceable…a church that lives in the air between the source and your ears… I just want you to know, dear reader, that you aren’t forgotten. The world is experiencing incredible suffering and uncertainty. I already know people who have been sick and died, and hope that you and those you love have been spared.

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Post 3/3 @arcadefire For my part, I’m pouring my heart, soul and all of my precious time into the music and recording. (Not closing the door on doing some online performances, but it feels like many artists have that covered;) But talk to me in August when we are all climbing the walls…consider that a song request Radiohead 😊 ) 
When you listen to the music that’s coming (…eventually…not soon…if you don’t have patience by now, you definitely aren’t reading this), you will know what we were working on under quarantine.

Sending love and light! Take care of yourselves, friends, family and neighborhood. 
With unending love and respect,

Your pal, Win P.S. my fucking hands hurt, don’t remember how I used to do this

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