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    David Byrne Talks to CNN About His Music; Daily Telegraph Gives Four Stars to the "Inspired" "Here Lies Love"

    David Byrne's latest album, Here Lies Love—a collaboration with Fatboy Slim and nearly two dozen vocalists recounting Imelda Marcos's rise to power—is due out in just a few days now, from Todomundo / Nonesuch Records. Earlier this year, Byrne attended the TED Conference in Long Beach California, participating in its "Invention" session. While there, he sat down with CNN to discuss a few of his ideas on music making and the relationship between words and sound. You can watch the video now at cnn.com.

    The Daily Telegraph gives Here Lies Love four stars, calling it "inspired." The admixture of all the project's talents creates "a headily atmospheric and inspired combination of humid, late-Seventies, early-Eighties Latin-tilted beats and lyrics you actually want to think about, rather than mouth dumbly as you dance," says the Telegraph's Helen Brown. "Byrne’s worldly woodwind and string arrangements slink sinisterly around mass-hypnotising beats. You can hear sly little bass-line echoes of Talking Heads’ 'Once in a Lifetime' on 'Please Don’t' (featuring Santogold)."

    You can hear for yourself while watching the video for "Please Don't" at nonesuch.com/media. It's one of six videos Byrne created using archival footage for the deluxe edition of the album.

    To read Brown's complete four-star review, visit telegraph.co.uk.

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David Byrne Talks to CNN About His Music; Daily Telegraph Gives Four Stars to the "Inspired" "Here Lies Love"

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David Byrne's Here Lies Love—a collaboration with Fatboy Slim and nearly two dozen vocalists—is out now. Earlier this year, Byrne spoke with CNN about his craft while at the TED Conference, in a just-published video. The Daily Telegraph gives Here Lies Love four stars, calling it "inspired ... a headily atmospheric and inspired combination of humid, late-Seventies, early-Eighties Latin-tilted beats and lyrics you actually want to think about."

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David Byrne's latest album, Here Lies Love—a collaboration with Fatboy Slim and nearly two dozen vocalists recounting Imelda Marcos's rise to power—is due out in just a few days now, from Todomundo / Nonesuch Records. Earlier this year, Byrne attended the TED Conference in Long Beach California, participating in its "Invention" session. While there, he sat down with CNN to discuss a few of his ideas on music making and the relationship between words and sound. You can watch the video now at cnn.com.

The Daily Telegraph gives Here Lies Love four stars, calling it "inspired." The admixture of all the project's talents creates "a headily atmospheric and inspired combination of humid, late-Seventies, early-Eighties Latin-tilted beats and lyrics you actually want to think about, rather than mouth dumbly as you dance," says the Telegraph's Helen Brown. "Byrne’s worldly woodwind and string arrangements slink sinisterly around mass-hypnotising beats. You can hear sly little bass-line echoes of Talking Heads’ 'Once in a Lifetime' on 'Please Don’t' (featuring Santogold)."

You can hear for yourself while watching the video for "Please Don't" at nonesuch.com/media. It's one of six videos Byrne created using archival footage for the deluxe edition of the album.

To read Brown's complete four-star review, visit telegraph.co.uk.

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