First Listen: David Byrne & Fatboy Slim’s Imelda Marcos Concept Album


Not long ago we told you about Here Lies Love, a rather unconventional concept album about Imelda Marcos due out later next month from David Byrne and Norman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim). Now Stereogum has posted the first track, “Please Don’t,” which features vocals from Santigold. “I think Santi did a perfect version of this song, which describes, pretty much in her own words, Imelda Marcos’ adventures in what she called ‘handbag diplomacy,'” Byrne has said. Other contributors include Tori Amos, Róisín Murphy, Alice Russell, Martha Wainwright, Florence Welch, and Sharon Jones. Learn more about the project here.

What do you think: Does this teaser bode well?

Download: David Byrne & Fatboy Slim – “Please Don’t” (Feat. Santigold)