Arcade Fire is adjusting to the dynamic without Will Butler, and while he'd like Will to stay, his older brother, Win Butler, says he totally understands and supports his brother's decision to step away from the band. He told Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, “My brother has his own path… I think that there’s things other than music that he has interest in. But I think fundamentally you only have one chance to raise your family and to kind of have a life with your family. I think it’s very, extremely understandable. I’m proud of him for doing his own thing.”
Win added, “He’s got three young children, and (my wife) Regine and I are able to bring our child on the road. But I think that if I wasn’t, there’s things way more important than music.”
Will officially announced his departure from Arcade Fire on Twitter back in March.