Today Will Butler dropped the second music video and single called Close My Eyes.
Taken from the upcoming album Generations which comes out on September 25, 2020 via Merge Records.
Sounds very Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs era kind of music.
About the song:
“Close My Eyes” is a song that searches for comfort and almost finds it.
It highlights the song’s longing for escape.
As Butler explains:
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.”
While the songs on Generations contain their fair share of dread and regret, there is ultimately a lightness that shines through Butler’s music. That brightness is shaped and intensified with his band—Miles Francis, Sara Dobbs, and Julie and Jenny Shore. Their electricity is palpable throughout Generations, with the bulk of the new songs having been worked out live.
Close My Eyes gets: