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Arcade Fire’s Win Butler on the connection between music and survival The Q Interview

    • Arts

When life gets tough, Win Butler’s survival instincts kick in and he turns to music. That’s what happened during one of his first bouts of depression as a teenager, and then again when the pandemic began and he needed to find some hope and a bit of safety. It’s when working through those feelings and experiences that he writes some of his best songs. Win and Tom talk about a few things, like: is there a deeper, more spiritual side to falling in love with music? How do you write a hopeful song during a pandemic? And what’s it like becoming a huge, indie music-defining band in your early 20s? Listen to find out.

When life gets tough, Win Butler’s survival instincts kick in and he turns to music. That’s what happened during one of his first bouts of depression as a teenager, and then again when the pandemic began and he needed to find some hope and a bit of safety. It’s when working through those feelings and experiences that he writes some of his best songs. Win and Tom talk about a few things, like: is there a deeper, more spiritual side to falling in love with music? How do you write a hopeful song during a pandemic? And what’s it like becoming a huge, indie music-defining band in your early 20s? Listen to find out.

35 min

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