New Music From David Byrne

Ex-Talking Head leader moves self and Luaka Bop label To Virgin

Look Into the Eyeball, David Byrne's first new album in over three years, will be released May 8 on Luaka Bob/Virgin. The album features 12 new Byrne compositions, including "The Accident," "Like Humans Do" and "Neighborhood," which Virgin's PR department describes as "Philly soul-inspired," and which features input from Gamble-Huff writer/arranger Thom Bell. Byrne also sings (in Spanish) a song called "Desconocido Soy." This will be the singer's first album released through Virgin. "I had been wondering if there might be a way to include the warm, lyrical, beautiful, emotional sounds and associations of strings and orchestral parts with groove music and beats for the body," Byrne said in a statement. "I want to move people to dance and cry at the same time." [Friday, Mar. 16, 2001]

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