Will Butler Debuts “Close My Eyes”

Will Butler releases new single "Close My Eyes"
Will Butler "Close My Eyes"

Will Butler (The Arcade Fire) will release his new album Generations on September 25, via Merge Records. “The songs are conversations that cycle back on themselves. All answers are refuted; all truths are contingent. “Close My Eyes” is a song that searches for comfort and almost finds it. It arrives today with a video (beautifully shot by Butler in a rowboat built by his grandfather) that highlights the song’s longing for escape.

Butler explains further:

I tried to make the lyrics a straightforward and honest description of an emotion I feel often—a drive for change coupled with despair: “I’m tired of waiting for a better day. But I’m scared and I’m lazy and nothing’s gonna change.” Kind of a sad song. Trying to tap into some Smokey Robinson/Motown feeling—“I’ve got to dance to keep from crying.”