Thursday, March 04, 2010

Why Don't You Love Me? (Tori Amos & Cyndi Lauper)

Song: Why Don't You Love Me? (Tori Amos & Cyndi Lauper)
Artist: David Byrne & Fatboy Slim
Album: Here Lies Love

Well this has interesting all over it... first we have Fatboy Slim, doing his first album since 2004's "Palookaville" teaming up with music legend David Byrne for a double album. I haven't heard the whole thing, but got a listen to first single "Please Don't" featuring Santogold on vocals, and the groovy-loungy duet "Why Don't You Love Me?"with Tori Amos and Cyndi Lauper... what a pair!

The album is filled with guest vocalists, mostly (aside from Steve Earle & Byrne himself) female, including Martha Wainwright, Natalie Merchant, Alison Moorer, Nellie McKay, and Roisin Murphy... just to name a few. But what's the REAL interesting part in this whole project... well, it's a double concept album about... the life of the former First Lady of the Philippines Imelda Marcos and her relationship with a servant from her childhood. I sort of can't wrap my head around it... but am wildly interested.

You can pre-order the album on Byrne's website, in a variety of versions, which includes an immediate free download of that Santigold track. I'll be very interested in hearing what on earth the rest of this thing sounds like. Oh, you can also check out the title track in the video below. Hot!


Why Don't You Love Me?

Please Don't

Here Lies Love

1 comment:

Briguy said...

A Tori Amos / Cyndi Lauper duet on a David Byrne / Fatboy Slim album about Imelda Marcos... you can't make this shit up. And it's a good song!