David Byrne


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By Holly Crenshaw  

Former Talking Head David Byrne brings the strongest elements of his three previous solo works together with a touch of the modern on Feelings, his first release since 1994’s David Byrne.  

Blending his penchant for Latin, Brazilian and African stylings with his sure-fire sensibility for pop hooks and clever, insightful lyrics, Byrne has created a lasting masterpiece.  Recorded at various locations around the world, Feelings runs the gamut from witty world-beat ("Miss America," "Daddy Go Down"), to acerbic pop ("Dance On Vaseline," "The Gates Of Paradise"), to just plain beautiful ("A Soft Seduction," "Finite=Alright"). 

The addition of British trip-hoppers Morcheeba adds a distinctly modern flair to several of the tracks, and should open a wider audience to the charm of this eccentric genius. 

Holly Crenshaw, a long-time staff writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, writes frequently about music and the arts.