Arcade Fire’s Will Butler Shares Somber Christmas Song ‘City on a Hill’
In a tweet, Butler described the track as a “hot new Christmas jam” replete with “some cussin’.” In practice, however, Butler’s latest offering is quite solemn in tone, a piano-driven number reflecting on all the new fears presented by a modern world that often feels as though it hasn't made good on its promise of being that shining city upon a hill. (The cover art seen below is also spot on.) It’s a considerable departure from Policy’s flighty, tongue-in-cheek moments. Take a listen:
Buter’s main gig Arcade Fire released their most recent album Reflektor in 2013.