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Watch: Arcade Fire’s Will Butler shares video for new track ‘Close My Eyes’

While gearing up for the release of his forthcoming solo album Generations, which is set for release on September 25th via Merge, Arcade Fire’s Will Butler has released a video for his new track “Close My Eyes.”

The breezy new track revolves around a catchy pop instrumental line, as Butler’s lyricism take the lead, delivering lines like, “I know you’re gonna come around and stand by me/ But I’m tired of standing while the world’s dissolving/ Close my eyes, close my eyes, close my eyes/ And it’s almost alright.” The accompanying video sees Butler pushing a rowboat that was built by his grandfather around a lake.

“I tried to make the lyrics a straightforward and honest description of an emotion I feel often – a drive for change coupled with despair,” Butler explains. “‘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.'”

Watch the video for “Close My Eyes” below.

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