Single Review – Will Butler – Take My Side

Following on from Arcade Fire’s fourth album Reflektor in 2013, their rhythm guitarist Will Butler is to release his own studio album Policy on March 10th with Merge Records. The lead single from his upcoming album is ‘Take My Side’. It demonstrates a keen sense of jangling, slightly distorted riffs and sharp percussion. With a vocal very much akin to his brother Win, the track almost sounds like an earlier Arcade Fire track, but the track doesn’t offer much in the way of quirks and new ideas. It is very much an indulgence in a garage tinged pop song that is well worn, but well delivered nevertheless.