FeelingsBy 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.