I’m just going to get right to it. Former Talking Heads vocalist, Luaka Bop boss, and general life champion David Byrne and slyly sinister art-pop songstress St. Vincent are teaming up for a full-length collaborative album, due out this fall. Byrne’s credentials are unassailable, and St. Vincent’s music continues to get more twisted and interesting with everything she releases. Something tells me this will come out a little stronger than the half-baked efforts these types of pairings produce so frustratingly often.
The album’s called Love This Giant, and it’s coming out September 11th via 4AD/Todo Mundo. In the meantime, the lead single, “Who,” can be yours for the price of an e-mail in the widget below. It’s a buoyant slice of sax-driven pop that scans as a near-equal synthesis of the two artists’ sensibilities on first listen. I’m absolutely loving it.
(Photo: Carlos Blanco/Flickr)