So today I bring you a very special duo:
On my left you have David Byrne, British musician who moved to the States and became the principal songwriter, lead vocalist and guitarist of the ultra famous iconic band: The Talking Heads. At the forefront of introducing the New Wave era to America, they became one of the most important bands of the 80s. Since The Talking Heads ended in 1991 David has been doing some solo work. He is also a writer and worked in film and photography. So pretty impressive
On my right I have Annie Clark better known as St Vincent. She started her career as part of the touring band of Sufjan Stevens so that immediately owned her some brownie points. Then in 2007 she released her début album and has released 2 others since then all very well received She is recognized for her happy/mad song-writing and her ability to play six different instruments. She has worked an toured with many big indie bands including Arcade Fire, Andrew Bird, Death Cab for Cutie and Grizzly Bear.
And then you put it all together and you get Love this Giant. After their meeting in 2009 the two stars were asked to do a collaborationist performance accompanied by a brass band. Well they worked so well together they found they could finish each other singing sentences and decided to do a whole album which they released last year September. And how happy I am that they did.
Everyone has been shouting that they are the dream pairing. And I think it’s true because they both have this wonderful off-center thing about them. David Byrne was a symbol of making cookyness cool and being unashamedly weird and he recognized and respected St Vincent’s oddness for it. And that translates in a type of music that you love but have no idea where to place or how to categorize. And most of the time those are the most beautiful things. But not only did they use their similarities to their advantage but used their differences to create an incredibly rich yet unsettling type of sound.
How bout I just shut up and let you listen to Who.
And please do watch the video. Those dance moves made my day.