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David Byrne’s new song conjures up classic Talking Heads

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David Byrne is starting 2018 off just right.  Today, he announced a new album titled, “American Utopia.” It is his first solo album in almost 14 years.

He also shared a new song called “Everybody’s Coming to My House”  and was co-written by long-time collaborator Brian Eno. The track possesses the vibe of classic Talking Heads song.  The uptempo track features vibrant horns, and synths, and frantic percussions. The song also sounds like he was inspired by St. Vincent. The track also features contributions from Sampha, TTY and Onyx Collectiv’s Happa Isaiah Barr.

In an email, Byrne said this about the album:

“I worked on American Utopia while collecting a lot of Reasons To Be Cheerful material, and I have a feeling this material informs this set of songs. Many of us, I suspect, are not satisfied with the world we have made for ourselves. We look around and we ask ourselves—well does it have to be like this? Is there another way? These songs are about that looking and that asking.”

“American Utopia” will drop on March 9 via Todomundo/Nonesuch.  Take a listen to the song below.

David Byrne - American Utopia

Byrne also recently announced a Spring Tour with a few dates in the States, which already sold-out. However, he will be announcing more dates soon.

American Utopia Tour Dates

Full American Utopia World Tour details coming soon

March 3, 2018  –  Red Bank, NJ – Sold Out
March 4, 2018  –  Wilkes-Barre, PA –  Sold Out
March 6, 2018  –  Buffalo, NY  –  Sold Out
March 7, 2018  –  Hershey, PA  –  Sold Out
March 9, 2018 –  Waterbury, CT  – Sold Out
March 10, 2018  –  Kingston, NY  –  Sold Out
March 16, 2018 –  Lollapalooza (Chile)  –  Tickets
March 18, 2018  –  Lollapalooza (Argentina)  –  Tickets
March 24, 2018  –  Lollapalooza (Brazil)  –  Tickets
April 7, 2018  –  Corona Capital  –  Tickets
April 14, 2018  –  Coachella  –  Tickets
April 21, 2018 –  Coachella   –  Tickets
May 4-6, 2-18 – Shaky Knees Music Festival – Tickets
June 22-23, 2018  –  Metronome Festival  –  Tickets
June 25, 2018  –  INmusic Festival  –  Tickets
June 30, 2018  –  Down The Rabbit Hole  –  Tickets
July 5, 2018  –  Open’er Festival  –  Tickets
June 30-July 7, 2018  –  Rosklide Festival  –  Tickets
July 11, 2018  –  Cool Jazz Festival  –  Tickets
July 13, 2018  – Bilbao BBK Live  –  Tickets
July 13-14, 2018  –  Cruilla Barcelona  –  Tickets
July 19, 2018  –  Ravenna Festival  –  Tickets
July 20, 2018  –  Umbria Jazz Festival  –  Tickets
July 21, 2018  –  Piazza Unita D’Italia  –  Tickets
July 27, 2018  –  XPoNential Music Festival  –  Tickets