Listen to Will Butler’s Second News-Inspired Song, ‘Waving Flag’
Following the debut of the first of a week’s worth of songs about news stories from The Guardian, Will Butler has shared Tuesday’s edition. Entitled “Waving Flag,” Butler says the song is dually inspired by the South African anti-apartheid activist, Moses Kotane, and Ukrainian separatists. Take a listen to the resulting track below:
“This is a song about backward-looking violent nationalism contrasting with future-looking lift-up-the-weak nationalism,” Butler wrote in The Guardian. “And then there’s me, a million miles away in America, watching from a great and blurring distance. Happy Tuesday!”
“Waving Flag” follows Butler’s first track for The Guardian, fittingly titled, “Clean Monday,” which he wrote after reading about the Greek debt crisis.
Butler will continue to write one song every day for The Guardian for the remainder of the week. The project precedes the March 16 release of Butler’s debut solo album, Policy. The Canadian singer-songwriter has unveiled two tracks from the upcoming LP, "Take My Side" and "Anna."