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David Byrne – Here Lies Love

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The new 2 CD release with 22 songs by David Byrne and Fat Boy Slim entitled “Here Lies Love” is a disc with back story. This musically enjoyable release relates to the rise and fall of the Philippines’ notorious Imelda Marcos.

From David’s website“The story I am interested in is about asking what drives a powerful person—what makes them tick? How do they make and then remake themselves? I thought to myself, wouldn’t it be great if—as this piece would be principally composed of clubby dance music—one could experience it in a club setting? Could one bring a ‘story’ and a kind of theater to the disco? Was that possible? If so, wouldn’t that be amazing!”—David Byrne-

Well im not sure if in the disco one would be in deep thought analyzing the meaning of a song content or lyrics blasting out of the sound system but we like a song that was inspired by meaning and this disc is a musical theater piece to some extent set in a disco. Maybe we will see a stage rendition of it at some point.

Byrne has many guests present, including Cyndi Lauper, Steve Earle , Dap-Kings vocalist Sharon Jones  and Natalie Merchant. Along with vocals by Tori Amos and the B-52′s Kate Pierson, Byrne works with rising indie rockers St. Vincent and My Brightest Diamond, New York chanteuses Nellie McKay and Martha Wainwright, and dance-music divas Roisin Murphy and Santigold. Byrne himself appears as the voice of imperialistic david_byrneAmerica on ‘American Troglodyte’ ,a favorite song of this examiner, a song that could have been on a Talking Heads Record.

Give yourself a treat and listen to the highly anticipated work of David Byrne and Fat Boy Slim on “Here Lies Love”

You can download the song “Please Don’t w/Santi Gold , free from on the music page.


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