But Here Lies Love is more radical: a whole album devoted to Marcos’s love of the disco she danced to with Warhol and other fashionistas in Studio 54, all the while overseeing a harsh regime of martial law back home in the heyday of the Marcos kleptocracy.Byrne says he wondered if the drug-fuelled headiness of dance music might feel similar to “the feeling one gets when one is in a powerful position”.David Byrne is dependably quizzical; in conversation it often feels as though he’s interviewing himself.Questions hover; quite tricky ones on this occasion, as Byrne has devoted five years to composing and recording Here Lies Love, a “song cycle” of 22 songs about the former first lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos. It’s been the most time-consuming project of Byrne’s long and busy career so far, and it sure needs some explaining.Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! She is represented by Sprüth Magers Berlin London in Europe and Metro Pictures gallery in New York.
He started his musical career in a high school band called Revelation, then between 19, he was one half of a duo named Bizadi with Marc Kehoe.Shortly after her birth, her family moved to the township of Huntington, Long Island.Sherman became interested in the visual arts at Buffalo State College, where she began painting.He has a teenage daughter, Malu, by a previous relationship with a half-Japanese costume designer, and Japanese is very much his style: inscrutable and strictly self-contained.It’s a long time since Byrne did straightforward pop — Talking Heads folded in 1991 (his refusal to re-form it has provoked fury among his former bandmates), and since then he has set up two independent world-music labels, Luaka Bop and Todo Mundo.Talking to him is an oddly impersonal experience, almost disorientatingly so. I’ve met him half a dozen times but there’s never a flicker of recognition.