Published Nov 13, 2014Within the context of Arcade Fire, Will Butler isn't quite as prominent as his older brother Win, but the younger sibling has been making a name for himself as of late. In addition to his previously announced soundtrack work, Will is apparently prepping a debut solo album.
Last night (November 13), Butler performed a solo set at Baby's All Right in Brooklyn. During the gig, he played guitar and keyboard while accompanied by programmed beats and a couple of backup singers. He played a pile of new songs, footage of which has now emerged online.
Fan-shot videos of six songs from the set can be seen at the bottom of the page [via Arcade Fire Tube]. Also below, see the setlist from the gig: Ponyhof, which features harmonies from Butler.
Stay tuned for more news regarding Butler's solo plans. Previous tweets from Arcade Fire Tube have indicated that the album will likely arrive through Merge Records, and that it will sound like "American rock and roll."
"Will Butler (Arcade Fire) plays American rock and roll music. He's currently finishing up his debut album." YASSSSS!— Arcade Fire tube (@ArcadeFiretube) November 9, 2014
Meanwhile, we're still not sure if Butler's original music for the documentary Bronx Obama will be getting a soundtrack release.
Pretty strong indications Will's debut album will be released on Merge Records. Nothing confirmed yet though.— Arcade Fire tube (@ArcadeFiretube) November 9, 2014