David Byrne & Fatboy Slim - Here Lies Love

Make this the third take on David Byrne’s highly collaborative bizarro concept album about shoe-loving dictator’s widow Imelda Marcos. Totally normal sentence. A co-credit on the sounds goes to Fatboy Slim, and credits on the vocals are spread among a deep cross-section of female headliners (from St. Vincent and Róisín Murphy to Sharon Jones) and Steve Earle. The dig into the double-disc began with the humid funk of Santigold  Byrne’s “Please Don’t,” continued with Florence The Machine Welch’s dramatic title-track/album-opener, marches on with the smoothly glam, brass-and-woodwinded dance jam “Why Don’t You Love Me?,” fronted by Tori Amos and Cyndi Lauper because why not. Here Lies that:


Here Lies Love is out 4/6 via Todomundo/Nonesuch. There are a bunch of purchase options over at davidbyrne.com, plus this preview streamer to decide if it’s worth it. Have a pass:

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