St. Vincent and David Byrne to release collaborative album after bonding over their mutual love of glassy-eyed stares

St. Vincent and David Byrne to release collaborative album after bonding over their mutual love of glassy-eyed stares

David Byrne couldn’t have been more thrilled to see St. Vincent’s Annie Clark at the NYC Björk/Dirty Projectors benefit show:

And to be honest, Annie Clark wasn’t doing a very good job hiding her admiration for the former Talking Heads leader, either:

Both approached each other after a few shots and rushes of adrenalin and then burst into laughter seeing the other’s nervous grin, realizing before speaking that they had a musical bond needing exploration and positivity:

The duo quickly developed a freewheeling chemistry and decided (with glee) that a full-length collaboration of songs was in order, trading off vocals and penning melodies together in a burst of joyful inspiration. Visions of a dream tour together played in a loop at the back of both their minds:

Finally, the album was complete and the pair parted ways. A release date for the collab was set for the fall of 2012, and as quickly as it began, it was over. Until then they’d both have to knuckle down and return to the drudgery of their separate lives:

• St. Vincent: http://www.ilovestvincent.com
• David Byrne: http://www.davidbyrne.com

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