‘That is how we connected,’ she says. ‘I didn’t believe it at first. He said, “Oh, I play a little guitar, a little piano…” I thought, “Yeah, like everybody does.” But then he played me a few songs. I am so deeply, deeply into music and I had met someone else who was.’ She gasps, lost for words. ‘So it was kind of special.’
'If there’s a nice day where nobody bothers us and the phone doesn’t ring too much, we write a song. Every time,’ she beams.
Chassagne and Butler met at McGill University in 2001. Around the same time, he saw her sing jazz at an art gallery and asked her to play with him; thinking he was just hitting on her, she blew him off. She says he called her five times before finally talking her into coming to play with him, at which point she put on her ugliest jeans and made sure her hair was a mess. But they wrote a song together that night, went on their first real date soon after (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), got engaged at a New Year’s Eve party, and were married in the summer of 2003 at a maple farm near Montreal. The following year, Arcade Fire’s first album came out
Tempted to stay out and watch the sun come up… Anyone wanna join?