Art-Rockers, Rejoice: David Byrne's Coming Back
  • MONDAY, MAY 15, 2017

  • Posted by: Robert Steiner



And you may find yourself listening to the Talking Heads for hours on end, and you may ask yourself, "Well...what on Earth has David Byrne been up to?" The eclectic art-rock legend has been rather elusive in the past few years, as ever since his 2012 collaboration with St. Vincent, Love This Giant, we haven't heard any new music aside from the occasional guest vocals for Arcade Fire or De La Soul. But don't throw out your oversized suits yet, Byrne followers, because on a recent Reddit AMA, he announced that a brand new solo album is on the way. "Brian [Eno] helped me a LOT on a record I'm finishing up now," Byrne said when asked about upcoming music, adding the new album should be out "early next year."

Anyone who's familiar with Byrne's work should be pretty excited that ambient pioneer Brian Eno is on-board, as the two have had a long and successful collaborative relationship over the years. Eno was the producer behind some of the Talking Heads' best albums, including 1979's Fear of Music and 1980's Remain In Light, and collaborated with Byrne on the 2008 record, Everything That Will Happen Will Happen Today. If history is any indication, this upcoming album is shaping up to be an incredibly promising addition to Byrne's extensive discography. We unfortunately won't be hearing the full album until next year, but in the meantime, you can dance down memory lane and revisit one of the best Talking Heads/Eno songs above. It might make the days go by a little easier.
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