Surfing can never slip away from its spiritual source
Earn Indie Giants Arcade Fire Butler gave a recent interview on BBC Radio 6 Music in which he discussed the musical influences on the band’s new album We. 1971 by David Bowie Hunky-dory is one of those seminal forces. Win goes on to talk about the “soup of influence” that can be heard even in the music of a fully formed artist like David Bowie. Of which, in his eyes, Bob Dylan and Neil Young are two.
Butler then relays an analogy that his wife and band member Régine had previously expressed to him. “You are in the desert and there is a waterhole, you see all these amazing animals, there is a giraffe, there is a lion, everyone has to come to the same waterhole, everyone must return to the same source eventually.” Win ends his metaphorical talk about the spiritual side of music – describing how each artist tries to return to the same source. The same inspiration trough.