Arcade Fire’s Will Butler Has Embarked on a Really Interesting Songwriting Exercise

Where do songwriters get their inspiration? If you’re Will Butler, it’s in the daily pages of The Guardian newspaper. Ahead of the release of his solo album, Policy, next month, he’s decided to write a new song each day this week inspired by what he reads in the paper.

Yesterday, he was all over the Greek debt crisis after he read this story. Here’s what came out of it.

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Obviously, this is a commercial/promotion tie-in with the Guardian. They want you to check their website each afternoon this week (GMT, of course) for a new song.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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