Will Butler + Sister Squares have released a new single from their upcoming self-titled album, ‘Arrow of Time’. It follows the previously shared track ‘Long Grass’. Listen below.
“People really liked this when we played it; a few people at the merch table were like, ‘Which record is this song on?’” Butler said of the new song, which was inspired by A Brief History of Time. “Hawking 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.”
Will Butler + Sister Squares comes out September 22 on Merge Records.