Arcade Fire’s Will Butler has shared a video for his new track “Bethlehem.”
“This song partly springs from The Second Coming by [Irish poet] William Butler Yeats: ‘What rough best, its hour come round at last/ Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?'” Butler explains. “Like a lot of folks, I woke up after the election in 2016 mad and sad and scared and exhausted. This song is born of that emotion.”
Watch the video for “Bethlehem” below.
Butler’s forthcoming solo album Generations is set for release on September 25th via Merge.