Arcade Fire multi-instrumentalist Will Butler speaks with Kyle Meredith about his sophomore solo album, Generations, and its look at his place in the world, politics, and American history. Butler traces his family back to its colonial days through his grandfather Alvino Rey’s work as one of the first electric guitarists, and finally into the present where he and his wife have spent time working with local politics around the country. Butler goes on to talk about his penchant for theatrical writing, personas, and Motown, while also offering an update on the next Arcade Fire album and a Broadway production he’s working on called Stereophonic.
Kyle Meredith With… is an interview series in which WFPK’s Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Meredith digs deep into the artist’s work to find out how the music is made and where their journey is going, from legendary artists like Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, U2 and Bryan Ferry, to the newer class of The National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, Haim, and Father John Misty.
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