MOMENTS | Mash-up: Will Butler’s “Clean Monday” is Music x News Headlines

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Arcade Fire’s Will Butler announced, via The Guardian, that starting on February 23rd, he would be writing a new song based on a news story in The Guardian every day for a week. “It was partly inspired by Bob Dylan, who used to announce that certain songs were based on headlines,” Butler describes. “It would be a song he wrote in two weeks or something, such as The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll, which is one of the greatest songs ever. So I’ve set myself an impossible bar.” For his first piece, Butler released “Clean Monday,” a song inspired by this article on the current Greek debt crisis. We can expect more headlines-inspired songs in the lead up to his the release of his debut solo album, Policy, on March 10.