Will Butler Has Left Arcade Hearth

It’s been a busy few days for Arcade Hearth. They introduced a brand new album and shared a brand new single on Thursday and performed a triumphant intimate present in New York Metropolis final evening. Nevertheless, in a collection of tweets on Saturday, founding member Will Butler introduced he was not within the band.

“Hello mates— I’ve left Arcade Hearth,” Butler started. “I left on the finish of final yr, after the brand new report was full. There was no acute purpose past that I’ve modified—and the band has modified—during the last nearly 20 years. Time for brand new issues.”

Concluding, he wrote “Thanks to anybody who’s come out to AF reveals, or purchased a report, or loves our music. It’s significant to be a part of your lives. Thanks to the crew, workers, administration, label individuals, bands, artists, and mates who’ve helped deliver our imaginative and prescient to life for thus a few years. The band are nonetheless my family and friends”

See the tweets under.


In September 2020, Butler launched his second solo album, Generations, on Merge Information. On the time, he instructed us that lots of the subjects really feel pertinent to the state of the world now, together with the apocalyptic feeling introduced by the COVID-19 pandemic.

A rep for Arcade Hearth confirmed to SPIN that Butler has left the band.

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