Video: St. Vincent and David Byrne perform “Who” and “The Forest Awakes” on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”
Singer/songwriter/guitarist St. Vincent, who hails from Tulsa, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer David Byrne, best known as the former frontman for the Talking Heads, performed Monday night on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” Monday night, and not surprisingly, they blew my mind.
The made-for-each-other pair, along with an awesome horn section, performed “Who,” the first single from their collaborative album, “Love This Giant,” out today.
Watch the performance a few times and don’t call me in the morning, because this will cure what ails you.
NPR is offering fans a chance to listen to the album; to hear “Love This Giant,” click here.
The album was recorded over two years largely at Water Music in Hoboken, N.J. and is billed as a true collaboration, with Byrne and St. Vincent (AKA Annie Clark) co-writing 10 of the album’s 12 tracks.
Each artist also penned one song individually. The album centers around an explosive brass band and is propelled by John Congleton’s drum programming.
Even better, here is a web-exclusive bonus performance from Monday night’s Fallon appearance of “The Forest Awakes.”