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Generations

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1.
Outta Here 04:44
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Bethlehem 03:31
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Surrender 03:49
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Hide It Away 03:46
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Hard Times 03:53
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Promised 04:25
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Fine 06:50

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released September 25, 2020

Songs by—

Will Butler: singing, synths, piano, guitar, bass guitar, percussion, drum machines, snare, claps
Miles Francis: drums, drum machines, percussion, synths, acoustic guitar, singing, claps
Sara Dobbs: pre-production, singing, claps
Julie Shore: synths, piano, electric guitar, singing, claps
Jenny Shore: synths, singing, claps

Woodwind arrangements on “I Don’t Know What I Don’t Know,” “Not Gonna Die,” and “Fine” by Stuart Bogie and Matt Bauder

Stuart Bogie: clarinet, tenor sax
Matt Bauder: bass clarinet, tenor sax, alto sax, baritone sax

Produced by Will Butler

Engineered by Will Butler

Drums engineered by Korey Richey

Additional engineering and production by Miles Francis

Mixed by Mark Lawson: “Outta Here,” “Bethlehem,” “Close My Eyes,” “Surrender,” “Fine”

Mixed by Shiftee: “I Don’t Know What I Don’t Know,” “Hide It Away,” “Hard Times,” “Promised,” “Not Gonna Die”

Mastered by Bob Weston

Artwork by Daniel Murphy

All songs published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.

Special thanks to: Dounia Mikou, Boche and Billions, Andrew Morgan, Emma Banks, Gillian Bar, Korey, Matt, Stuart, Win, Frances, Marika, everyone at Merge, County Clare, Jeff, Markus, Craig, Sam, Mark, TEEN (RIP), Partners in Health, Mom, Dad, Ronan, Alvin, Billy, and Bess. And a welcome to Remi.

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Will Butler Brooklyn, New York

Will Butler has been a member of the band Arcade Fire for over 10 years. This is his first release under his own name.

Policy is American music—in the tradition of the Violent Femmes, The Breeders, The Modern Lovers, Bob Dylan, Smokey Robinson, The Magnetic Fields, Ghostface Killah. And John Lennon (I know, but it counts). Music where the holy fool runs afoul of the casual world.
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