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David Byrne Confirms New Solo Album And Collaboration With Oneohtrix Point Never

first_imgDavid Byrne of Talking Heads fame took to Reddit today and hosted an AMA (Ask Me Anything) to promote the new edition of his book How Music Works and its respective release party in New York city at Town Hall on June 1st. In the forum, David Byrne confirmed that fans could expect a new solo album from the iconic musician sometime “early next year.” Byrne also noted that Brian Eno helped him “a LOT” with this latest album. David Byrne also hinted at an upcoming collaboration with Oneohtrix Point Never’s Daniel Lopatin, stating, “Last week, I wrote words and a melody over a track that Daniel Lopatin sent me.”Watch David Byrne Join Angélique Kidjo For “Once In A Lifetime” At Carnegie HallDuring the AMA, Byrne was prompted about his creative process. This was his response: “At first, I may have sat down with lyrics and tried chords, etc. Very traditional, though the material was not. Then, I learned I could write over pre-existing grooves and chords — which was liberating — but I eventually discovered that process led one down certain paths and made other routes less likely. More recently, I wrote some musicals —which is all about character, emotional moments, and storytelling — which meant words once again came first. I go back and forth. . . . Lyrics are best when the writing is not obvious — when they appear to be naturally occurring (even though that might mean they are the result of lots of work and editing).”Watch Stephen Colbert Channel His Inner David Byrne And Cover The Talking HeadsWhen asked about music he’s been listening to, Byrne shouted out Sinkane, Weeknd, Lorde, Lambchop, Bon Iver, Sampha, and PJ Harvey. You can check out the full Reddit post here to read more answers from David Byrne.[H/T Fact Mag]last_img

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