The word ‘muse’ is used so frequently and thoughtlessly in this Internet era it has come to mean little more than citing some ex-girlfriend who read Kafka. But viewing the video for St Vincent and David Byrne’s new track, Who, is like witnessing a strange and wonderful Rorschach test in motion.
Each seems to have become the other’s muse in the classical sense; and the union is rational. Both veil their admiration for the science behind music with pop culture, both have wed needle-sharp intelligence to aesthetics through music. Who has been drawn from Vincent and Byrne’s upcoming collaboration Love This Giant, which is currently available for pre-order and set to release on Tuesday September 11.