Will Butler + Sister Squares Share “Arrow of Time”

Will Butler + Sister Squares Share "Arrow of Time"

Arcade Fire’s Will Butler + Sister Squares (Miles Francis, Julie Shore, Will’s wife Jenny Shore, and Sara Dobbs) have shared their new single “Arrow of Time“, alongside an accompanying video.

The track features on their upcoming self-titled album Will Butler + Sister Squares, which will be out on September 22 via Merge. Pre-order your copy here.

Speaking about the track, Butler explained:

The song was inspired by Stephen Hawking, who “describes the concept, in paraphrase, as ‘you might see a teacup fall off a table and smash into bits, but you never see the bits come back together. Or if you did, you would instantly be aware that time is running backwards. Lyrically, I feel like I was maybe trying to write a Pixies song about that idea, ‘Here comes your man,’ but instead of something coming, it’s just everything slowly dissolving into heat energy.”

Watch/listen below.

Will Butler + Sister Squares “Arrow of Time”
Will Butler + Sister Squares Upcoming Tour Dates

09/23 Brooklyn, NY – Zone One
10/03 Los Angeles, CA – Zebulon
10/04 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
10/06 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
10/07 Seattle, WA – Barboza
10/08 Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
10/17 Boston, MA – Deep Cuts
10/18 Montreal, QC – Bar le Ritz
10/19 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
10/20 Detroit, MI – Loving Touch
10/21 Chicago, IL – Sleeping Village
10/22 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
11/07 Riga, LV – Palladium
11/10 Berlin, DE – Privatclub
11/12 Aarhus, DK – VoxHall
11/14 Rotterdam, NL – Rotown
11/15 Paris, FR – Café de la Danse
11/16 Brussels, BE – Botanique
11/17 London, UK – ICA
11/18 Dublin, IE – Whelan’s
11/30 Philadelphia, PA – PhilaMOCA
12/01 Washington, DC – DC9
12/02 Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall