Love This Giant by David Byrne & St Vincent
David Byrne, former frontman of Talking Heads, is no stranger to collaboration, from his early efforts with Brian Eno right through to his recent live album with Caetano Veloso. On Byrne’s latest release he teams with Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent), who was previously a member of The Polyphonic Spree and Sufjan Stevens’ band. Since meeting in 2009, the two have contributed to each other’s projects.
Love This Giant sees the pair sharing the lyrical and vocal duties equally, and the track ‘Who’ meshes brass, beats and guitars with an infectious, upbeat energy
Michael Awosoga-Samuel is a bookseller and music specialist at Readings Carlton.