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Paramore, Lorde, Miley Cyrus, The National and many others contributed to the album “ Everyone’s Getting Involved: A Tribute to Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense “.

Paramore released their cover of the Talking Heads hit “ Burning Down the House » as part of the album Everyone’s Getting Involved: A Tribute to Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense.

Hayley Williams covers the iconic song that David Byrne called ” expression of liberation from what was holding you back “. (Byrne also noted that the lyrics had “no no logical and linear link ”, adding: “ I simply combined aphorisms and fallacies that had an emotional connection “).

In addition to Paramore, A24 also revealed the 15 other artists who will contribute to Everyone’s Getting Involved: A Tribute to Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense : Lorde, Miley Cyrus, The National, BADBADNOTGOOD, Blondshell, Chicano Batman Feat. Money Mark, DJ Tunez, El Mató a un Policía Motorizado, girl in red, Jean Dawson, Kevin Abstract, The Linda Lindas, Teezo Touchdown, Toro y Moi, and the Cavemen.

Last year, A24 released a restored version of the concert film Stop Making Sense, made by Talking Heads in 1984, and subsequently announced the release of a tribute record featuring 16 artists performing songs from the band’s live album setlist. Paramore announced its collaboration with A24 and the band earlier this month with a trailer. Directed by AJ Gibboney and Zac Farro of Paramore, the clip shows Williams receiving a package in the mail containing the full costume replicating the one worn by Byrne on the original album cover.

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Earlier on Tuesday, SZA confirmed in an interview with Apple Music that she was working on new music with Paramore. Williams spoke to WECB last year, and in a previously unpublished part of the interview, she said that both wanted to work on a song ” alternative » : « I’m a big fan of her voice. And what I love about her voice is that she can easily slide from one genre to another. She has a lot of songs in her catalog that seem very alternative to me and a bit like The Strokes, in a way. She just has that thing. »


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