Arcade Fire's Will Butler Takes to a Black Cab to Play "Madonna" (video)

by Brice Ezell

4 May 2015

Space is tight in the back of the Black Cab Sessions, but that doesn't stop Will Butler from delivering a spirited version of his tune "Madonna".
 

Back in March, Arcade Fire member Will Butler dropped his debut solo LP, Policy. While that record is a clear inheritor of the omnivorous musical predilections of those indie giants, in his latest video Butler strips things down to a simple and cozy arrangement. This is because Butler is among the latests artists to take to London’s Black Cab Sessions, wherein an artist or band plays a song in the back of a London cab—while it is moving. Certainly not the most comfortable of environs for a musician trying to focus on playing a tune, but Butler makes it work with his performance of “Madonna”, also known as “Madonna Can’t Save Me Now”.
  
The track was written as part of a “song-a-day” series he did with the Guardian.



Policy is out now via Merge. Read PopMatters‘s review at this link.

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