David Byrne’s Contemporary Color color guard project features original compositions from artists like St. Vincent, Dev Hynes, How To Dress Well, and Ad Rock. The musicians perform live alongside the dancers, which is a really incredible concept that Byrne seems to have pulled off flawlessly. The show will be performed in both Toronto and Brooklyn, but it kicked off last night in Canada, and crowd footage featuring the brand-new music has surfaced. For a more intensive recap, Rolling Stone has a detailed review, but you can watch clips, plus the entirety of David Byrne’s new song “I Was Changed” with St. Vincent and Lucius below.
“I Was Changed” by David Byrne:
Or here’s a super close-up video of him performing a clip of it:
St. Vincent doing her new song “Everyone You Know Will Go Away”:
Clips of the new Dev Hynes song called “Black Watch”:
Dev Hynes & Black Watch LIVE at Air Canada Centre!! 💙🌀💙 pic.twitter.com/8TOLGWrC7t
— Contemporary Color (@ContempColor) June 23, 2015
How To Dress Well:
Nelly Furtado’s new track “World Premiere”:
Ad Rock and Money Mark doing their new one “Quattro Mentos”:
Some shots of all 10 teams performing in the finale:
There’s no video of the quotes from This American Life host Ira Glass interviewing color guard team Alter Ego, or Tune-Yard’s new one “Beautiful Mechanical,” or Zola Jesus doing “Something Beautiful” (which was co-written and originally intended for Kelis). But if you’d like to see all that and more, it’s not too late to attend the Brooklyn show this weekend. You can get tickets here.