It some uncharacteristically exciting 2020 news, Win Butler of Arcade Fire has said he’s been writing new material feverishly since the beginning of coronavirus quarantine, enough to record “two or three” albums in the coming months.
Speaking with producer Rick Rubin for the “Broken Record” podcast, Butler confirmed plans for the “surprising” new material, explaining that he continued writing when COVID-19 lockdown halted the band’s recording sessions that would’ve taken place earlier this year.
“Once your body’s already going, there’s no stopping it, so I’ve just been writing,” he said. “I can’t remember a time when I’ve written more. Feels like being 18, just sitting at a piano for five days in a row just working on a melody for a verse.”