David Byrne revealed in a Reddit AMA that he is working on a new solo album and that he has also been collaborating with avant-electronica artist Oneohtrix Point Never.
The former Talking Heads frontman said he expects the album to be ready for release “early next year” and offered details of the collaboration when replying to a question regarding his writing process:
“Last week, I wrote words and a melody over a track that Daniel Lopatin sent me, so I change depending on the situation. Lyrics are best when the writing is not obvious — when they appear to be naturally occurring (even though that might mean they are the result of lots of work and editing).”
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David Byrne hasn’t released a solo album since 2004’s ‘Grown Backwards’ but has collaborated on albums with the likes of St. Vincent (‘Love This Giant’), Fatboy Slim (‘Here Lies Love’) and longtime associate Brian Eno (‘Everything That Happens Will Happen Today’) over the past decade.
Oneohtrix Point Never last released a solo album in 2015 with the critically acclaimed ‘Garden Of Delete’. He’s also known for his collaborations with ANOHNI, whom he worked with alongside Hudson Mohawke on ‘Hopelessness’ and the follow-up EP ‘Paradise’.
During the Reddit AMA, David Byrne also revealed what music he’s been listening to lately. The list includes “Sinkane, some of The Weeknd, Lorde, new Lambchop, new Bon Iver, Sampha, PJ Harvey.“