LOVE THIS GIANT - David Byrne & St. Vincent
Byrne offers stunning harmonisation with an unexpectedly grimy afrobeat on I Should Watch TV, whilst St. Vincent’s vocals are goosebump-inducing on Ice Age, a tranquil number contrasted by the buildup of a lo-fi rhythm. Since the culmination of Talking Heads in 1991, Scottish-born Byrne has been inducted into the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and reveled in solo, theatrical, art and film projects, achieving an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a Grammy for his film compositions. Whilst 30 years his junior, Manhattan-based Clark has firmly established herself as a significant artist, working with Bon Iver, touring with Sufjan Stevens and releasing three solo albums, her most recent in 2011 - the particularly celebrated Strange Mercy. Filled with fluctuating narratives with moods of both zest and enigma, Love This Giant is anything but predictable, yet perfectly showcases the pair’s likeminded creativity. The opening track and lead single, Who, is currently available to download for free.