Who: new music by St. Vincent and David Byrne
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.