Will Butler Debuts Two New Singles

Will Butler releases "A Stranger's House" and "Nearer To Thee." Both tracks are now available via Merge records and streaming services
Will Butler releases "A Stranger's House" and "Nearer To Thee"

With the news news of his first run of shows since 2019, Will Butler (ex-Arcade Fire) has released two new songs. “A Stranger’s House” / “Nearer to Thee.” The singles follow Butler’s 2020 album Generations. Butler’s live dates will feature the Will Butler band of Sara Dobbs, Miles Francis, Jenny Shore, and Julie Shore.

Lyrics to “A Stranger’s House:

Relaxing in a stranger’s house
I thought to myself, what an easy life—
But when the sirens shifted near
they sang from my mind
that pale desire—

I’d rather be with you tonight.
I’d rather be with you tonight.
I’d rather be next to you tonight.
I’d rather be next to you tonight.

Compare to this a perfect line
beyond two points
in an endless plane—
So simple and so infinite
even I can grasp
with my stupid mind—

I’d rather be with you tonight.
I’d rather be with you tonight.
I’d rather be next to you tonight.
I want to be next to you tonight.

If I could find a stranger’s house
in the long sunlight
of a silent world
protected by a wall of life
from any broken thing at all—

I’d rather be with you tonight.
I’d rather be with you tonight.
I’d rather be next to you tonight.
I’d rather be next to you tonight.

I’d rather be with you tonight.
I’d rather be with you tonight.
I want to be next to you tonight.
I want to be next to you tonight.

…if I didn’t have to drive
I would love to close my eyes

Will Butler 2022 Live Dates

Aug 11 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
Aug 12 Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount
Aug 13 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
Aug 14 Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe
Aug 19 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Made
Aug 20 Washington, DC – DC9
Aug 21 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s

order Generations by Will Butler HERE