Will Butler & Sister Squares announce headline show at Whelans

Singular Artists proudly presents Will Butler & Sister Squares live at Whelans, Dublin, 18th November.

Will Butler is an American multi-instrumentalist and composer who is best known as a former member of the indie rock band Arcade Fire.

A New York–based band rooted in dance and theatre, Sister Squares is Sara Dobbs, Julie Shore, Jenny Shore, and Miles Francis, who have toured on and off with Will Butler since 2015 as a backing band but are now full collaborators.

Today, Will Butler + Sister Squares release “Willows” in support of newly announced November tour dates across Europe and the United Kingdom. Listen to and share “Willows” now!

“Willows” is the first new material from Butler since May 2022, and the debut release from Will Butler + Sister Squares.

Co-produced with Miles Francis, “Willows” is a ghostly, oceanic song built around a towering chorus where Butler is joined in full force by Sister Squares. “There’s something eternally hopeful about the sound of voices singing in a room together,” he says. “‘Humans singing together in a room’ is probably the prime philosophical building block of this band.”

‘Willows’ is about leaving the past in the past,” Butler says of the song. “Nostalgia is sweet, but it’s a poison. The scene of the song is someone driving off into the wilderness to meet an old woman—one of the Fates, like in a folk tale. And maybe he wants to be young again, or wants things back the way they used to be. And she says: Anything can happen, for a price.”

If you live in Europe or the United Kingdom, you can join Will Butler + Sister Squares in singing together in a room this November. 

Tickets €27.90 available from www.singularartists.ie

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