The swanky new cut is premiering today on Variance, giving fans an early listen of the new song, which comes as the singer-producer has been working on a new collection of music which will be rolling out in the coming months. It follows his December single "swim," which was released on Majestic Casual Records.
“When I make things, I don't think I'm ever really hyper-conscious of the intention," says Butler. "I just tend to play or write whatever comes to mind and feels good to me, so it’s sometimes hard to recount what it was that was driving it or inspiring it."
The singer adds: "'ambien,' however, came along one day when I was just trying to get these chords and this bass groove down, and I couldn't get the 'I'm up all night' melody line out of my head when I was playing it. Usually when that happens, I just keep at it, and so far, I think I have only completely finished the songs I have put out into the world. I don’t really finish my ideas if at a certain point I don’t think they’ll ever get to a place where they’ll be worth it. That’s probably not so smart either but I can’t do it if I’m not excited about it."
Hear the lustrous new track below.