David Byrne, Fatboy Slim, Camille…and Imelda

Here Lies Love is a cd/dvd combo with songs written bij David Byrne (plus musical help by Fatboy Slim) about Imelda Marcos. No, the shoes aren’t mentioned. Byrne is fascinated by people in power, wat power does to them and what makes them tick. For the vocals on the 22 (!) songs, he asked an impressive bunch of mostly female singers. Several of whom were featured on this blog, like Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamand, Martha Wainwright and the lovely Camille. The latter doesn’t sing in French, alas, but you’ll recognise her instantly. Fun album. There will be a theatrical production too.

David Byrne, Fatboy Slim & Camille – Pretty Face