David Byrne and Fatboy Slim have paired up for Here Lies Love , a 22-track song cycle about the life of former First Lady of the Philippines Imelda Marcos and her childhood servant, Estrella Cumpas. In addition to Byrne and Fatboy Slim, Here Lies Love features performances by Santigold, Florence Welch (Florence + The Machine), Sia, Steve Earle, St. Vincent, Natalie Merchant, Tori Amos, Sharon Jones, Nicole Atkins and many others. Along with the recording, The Public Theater in New York City is developing a theatrical version of Here Lies Love for a future production. The album will be released by Todomundo/Nonesuch on April 6th.
David Byrne has a video up on his website for the Santigold track, “Please Don’t.” It features a lot of interesting archival footage of Imelda and her friends. Go here to check it out.
FCC Warning on Disc 2, Track 6 “American Troglodyte”