It's really hard to imagine a time when St. Vincent wasn't utterly knocking my socks off but there was indeed a time when that was true. Purely because I hadn't found her yet. And after subduing string ensembles for Actor and taming newly minted eclectic chamber group yMusic for "Proven Badlands", a extrapolation of Actor's "The Sequel" on yMusic's debut Beautiful Mechanical, Annie Clark has set her sights on the wily brass band on her collaboration with the legendary David Byrne for Love This Giant.
What started a simple collaboration and act of charity for Housing Works has turned into a full-fledged album and I'm sure every fan of good music is currently fan-girl/boy-ing out right now. It's almost a given that the album is going to be a work of art and pop goodness but we don't even have to wait for see. Not entirely anyway. Today, the first peek at the album went live so we can all hear it.
Feast your ears on "Who", an outrageous almost offensively awesome pop jam from the staggeringly brilliant minds of David Byrne and St. Vincent.
David Byrne & St. Vincent's Love This Giant is out September 11th on 4AD/Todo Mundo.