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    Listen: David Byrne Talks with NPR's 'Bullseye with Jesse Thorn'
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    David Byrne was on NPR's Bullseye with Jesse Thorn. He spoke with Thorn about his project David Byrne's American Utopia, the Spike Lee film of which premieres in US theaters for one night only this Wednesday (and just won two Emmy Awards) and the theatrical production of which returns to Broadway this Friday (and will receive a special Tony Award later this month). You can hear their conversation below.

    "If you wanted to find a common theme in his work, maybe it's that David Byrne has always worked to push the boundaries of what pop music can be," says Thorn. "While at the same time, he takes high art—the kind of stuff you see in Manhattan galleries or in repertory theaters in Brooklyn—and makes it more accessible and familiar."

    You can pick up and hear the original American Utopia studio album on Nonesuch Records here and the original cast album here.

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David Byrne was on NPR's Bullseye with Jesse Thorn to discuss David Byrne's American Utopia, the Spike Lee film of which has won two Emmy Awards, and the theatrical production of which returns to Broadway this Friday. "If you wanted to find a common theme in his work, maybe it's that David Byrne has always worked to push the boundaries of what pop music can be," says Thorn. "While at the same time, he takes high art ... and makes it more accessible and familiar." You can hear their conversation here.

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David Byrne was on NPR's Bullseye with Jesse Thorn. He spoke with Thorn about his project David Byrne's American Utopia, the Spike Lee film of which premieres in US theaters for one night only this Wednesday (and just won two Emmy Awards) and the theatrical production of which returns to Broadway this Friday (and will receive a special Tony Award later this month). You can hear their conversation below.

"If you wanted to find a common theme in his work, maybe it's that David Byrne has always worked to push the boundaries of what pop music can be," says Thorn. "While at the same time, he takes high art—the kind of stuff you see in Manhattan galleries or in repertory theaters in Brooklyn—and makes it more accessible and familiar."

You can pick up and hear the original American Utopia studio album on Nonesuch Records here and the original cast album here.

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David Byrne: NPR's 'Bullseye with Jesse Thorn,' September 2021

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